Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Johnstown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail for a walk. Can get pretty hot though, as alot of it is out in the open sun. The river makes it nice too.

The most poorly marked trail I’ve encountered. Also, wear waterproof boots. Nice area; scenic reservoir — of which there is not an unobstructed view from the trail.

Really nice trail !!

If you begin at the kayak launch and head towards the woods, the river walk is quite breathtaking, especially during Fall. Moderate hike, as you can go off-the-trail to the train tracks which leads to a gorgeous view near the bridge.

the "trail" starts in the middle of a factory/construction lot which is itself marked no trespassing, and the trail is gated and marked with cameras too.

Nice 1.3 mile trail from the outskirts of Franklin (Johnstown) to the Staple Bend Tunnel Trail, joining that trail right at the historic tunnel. Well maintained, only a mild incline near the end, benches and historic informational signs along the way, and a picnic table on the other side of the tunnel. Great for walking with kids or pets. 2.6 miles total to the tunnel and back, or 3.5 miles one way from this trail head to the parking lot at the far end of Staple Bend Tunnel Trail.

The trail could use some surface improvements. The gravel surface is a bit rough and throws bicycle tires off track, so it is a little slow going up the trail. Some large potholes extend the whole way across the trail and should be filled. Erosion is an issue in some areas where it has washed out. That said, it's a fun trail with great potential. It's really fun when included in a loop with the Johnstown Greenway and the Staplebend Tunnel Trail.

Friday, June 09, 2017

The trail is quite nice for a walk or short bike ride. It has been extended into Hornerstown but at this writing, the extensions do not appear on the main AllTrails map.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Very nice mostly flat wide trail. Used to be RR tracks

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Rode from Honan Ave access to Hinkston Run Dam. Trail follows Hinkston Run up to the dam and rewards you with a waterfall view you can see in the YouTube link below. New trail so it is not finished but other than a few rough places in the first mile or so (that are easily navigable) and that awful knotweed occasionally obscuring Hinkston Run, it is a good run. Went after recent wavy rain and saw several near water trails coming down hillside and a small wetlands that were cool. The rains did make some drainage issue but they were easily rode through. Gave it 4 stars to encourage them to make improvements so it can be a five star

birding
Friday, May 08, 2015

Simply the best trail north of Johnstown. We have Eagles here thru out summer.

walking
Friday, May 08, 2015

A short walk to summit well worth the walk. Some brush need cleared but great walk. The view is fantastic

Great trail for walking and biking. check out the beavers along trail

road biking
2 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saturday, February 04, 2017

walking
Wednesday, July 04, 2012