This 30 mile, paved trail begins in Franklin, PA at 41.38688, -79.81754. The trail meets the Samuel Justus Trail at this location. Along the trail are nice views of the Allegheny River. There are two tunnels along the trail and you will need lights for each.
The trail is paved except for a short section that veers away from the old rail bed into a small community. Here the surface is dirt and loose gravel that is shared with local residents. There were numerous benches offering a peaceful resting spot to watch to river flow, possibly with wildlife.