Distances and Average Times:
(seasoned cyclists can complete sections in less time)
17 miles—3 hours
Ansonia to Blackwell
29 miles—5 hours
Ansonia to Slate Run
44 miles—6.5 hours
Ansonia to Waterville
62 miles—7 or more hours
Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore
Waterfall Bike Ride
10 miles—appox. 2 hours
The Turkey Path Waterfall Ride
Ride 5 miles from Pine Creek Outfitters (Ansonia) to Leonard Harrison State Park’s famous Turkey Path. View the beautiful waterfalls and then ride back to Pine Creek Outfitters.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail is a 62-mile bike path that follows an old railroad bed along the bottom of Pine Creek Gorge.
The trail is FLAT and very easy to ride. There is only about a 1% percent overall grade. Biking south follows the creek flow and is slightly easier than biking north.
Several villages offer lodging and public tent camping sites are available along the trail. The trail features amazing scenery and numerous opportunities to view wildlife. Many visitors tell us, “This is the best bike trail I’ve ever ridden.” One couple even said they “liked it better than the Maui Crater bike ride.”
The trail is composed of crushed limestone. It is well-maintained, and offers rest areas with bathrooms every few miles. Pine Creek Outfitters offers bicycle rentals and shuttle services for the entire Pine Creek Trail, even if you have your own bikes.
THE PINE CREEK RAIL TRAIL
Most people start in Ansonia and ride south to Blackwell. The shuttle vans pick up at Blackwell and take you to Ansonia.
Afternoon pickups can be scheduled for 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at Blackwell. Other destinations and times are available.
Morning pickups can be scheduled for 10 AM at Blackwell. Other destinations and times are available.
Please sign up for a shuttle time in advance before your bike ride.