Snow Shoe Rails to Trails was formed in 1999. We are
all volunteers & maintain the trail with your
membership dues. The trail is for walkers, bikers,
equestrians, atvs & snowmobiles. ABSOLUTELY NO
DIRT BIKES. Dirt bikes are not registered with PA
or DCNR and they are not required to carry insurance,
so we cannot allow them on our Trail.
have 19 miles of abandon railroad bed along with 27
miles of legalized Snow Shoe Township roads and 10
miles of Rush Township roads legalized for ATVs/UTVs.
In August 2011, DCNR connected us to the Bloody Skillet
Trail near Orviston. The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails
System is open year around. However, the Bloody Skillet
Trail is a state system & is closed certain times
of the year. So, check the DCNR web site to determine
specific dates etc. Motorized units must be registered
with the club to ride the trail. You must provide
state registration & insurance information to
register your motorized units.
Plan according: Turn around time for a membership
sticker is usually 10 days. That is from the time
you send in your application till you receive your
membership. However, we do have several local corporate
sponsors that handle the applications & can provide
you a membership sticker on site. View them out on
our membership page.
have 12 gates with bollards along the trail. Brooks
Welding widened Clarence Gate/Bollards from 65"
to 70" on November 9, 2020. They also installed
safety railing on the outside of the bollards. SSRT
Volunteers painted the gate/bollards. These are the
last gate bollards we will be widening in 2020.
So, all gate/bollards are now 70" from Clarence
Gate to the Northern most Gate at Gorton Crossing.
We still need to install a new gate and bollards at
the southern Gorton Gate and also widen both gate/bollards
at Peale Crossing. The plan is to work on them in
the Spring of 2021.
Our mission is to provide a safe, family oriented
place to ride along with other trail users. We want
to show case our Centre Region's natural beauty, making
it available for all to enjoy. The SSRTA firmly believes
in partnering with local businesses and local government
- thus creating a riding experience linking town to
for Trail users that are non-motorized:
The SSRT Trail is mostly made up of original
rough ballast, suitable for only the type of bicycle
that can navigate through really large limestone.
This surface is present from Black Bear Trailhead
to Gillentown Trailhead ( approximately 15 miles).
At Gillentown towards Clarence, approximately 4 miles-there
is a Driving Surface Aggregate, that is much smoother
for hiking, biking and horse back riding.