Sheepskin Trail is a 2.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Dunbar, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Spur off of the Great Allegheny Passage (2 miles) Ultimately, the Sheepskin Trail will be 33 miles of railtrail connecting Port Marion and the trail system around Morgantown, through Uniontown to the Great Allegheny Passage just above Connellsville. For now, though, it is a two mile spur of fine crushed limestone. Not much trail but worth it to visit the Dunbar Historical Society where they are building a replica of a coke furnace, which meant to much to the history of this region. Also, the Fayette Centrail Scenic Railroad runs a train between Dunbar and Uniontown every Saturday. Tickets are $15 and available at the Historical Society which occupies the former post office right at the end of the trail.
Amazingly something. We were still game to walk it, even after we discovered it was one of those "1% grade trails" or "rail trails". BUT! Ok, it was 70 degrees in February and the sun was burning with having no leaf cover.... we were cool with everything even the waste station... until the flat trail merged with a Wal-mart parking lot wide sized gravel highway leading off to nowhere. We actually turned around. Never before have we given up a trail. Amazing, sad and gross... somebody prove us wrong.
Great hike, beautiful January day, 40 degrees, sunshine...had a blast slip- sliding along an icy track..
We did this on a day of semi warm temps in January. Lots of ice and then slush, but still a beautiful walk. The sewer treatment plant is about half way (gross, but what can you do). When you cross the rr tracks, look up the hill where you'll see a house. Directly below that house is an old set of coke ovens. Interesting if you like knowing about regional history.
Anyway, I highly recommend this little trail. Nice scenery and about as level as you can get for SW PA.