Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Awesome trail with some mildly rolling hills. Minimally technical. Over the past 10 years that I've been running this trail weekly I've only seen one bear, one rattlesnake, one coyote, but lots of deer. Very safe.

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 !!

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.

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

Saturday, February 04, 2017