The Rail 66 County Trail is not your average rail-trail. Instead of following a river or creek this former rail bed follows the ridge line. This results in views different from most rail-trails. I rode this trail in spring of 2023 from the start along route 322 just outside Clarion, PA to where it crosses route 66 north of Lucinda. The area around Lucinda was espically nice with rest rooms, a fix it station and signage at a former rail station along with a cabose. A short distance up the trail was a shelter and spectaular views of adjacent farm lands.
The trail surface is paved and mostly smooth except a few sections where tree roots have pushed up the pavement a bit. It was a very pleasant ride except for some road crossings of busy roads without flashing lights. At least one less busy road was just down from the crest of a hill making for limited sight lines to see traffic from that direction. I made sure to stop and listen to try to minimize the risk.
This trail is about 20 miles in length and is part of the Knox and Kane Rail Trail.
For more information visit the trail website at rail-66.com.