Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

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The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is the result of investment by the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority, Union County, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Federal Highway Department.

Construction began in the spring of 2011 and Phase I, including 9.2 miles of finished trail, trailheads, facilities and parking areas at both ends, and interpretive signage along the route, was completed at the end of October 2011. The Trail opened officially on November 4, 2011.

The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is the first developed off-road trail in the area. The trail alignment parallels Route 45 which is the primary east-west corridor from Lewisburg to Mifflinburg.

Trail Rules of Etiquette

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For the safety and enjoyment of all trail users and neighbors, please observe and practice the following trail rules:

  • Trail open from dawn to dusk

  • No motorized vehicles or horses permitted

  • Obey traffic signs at all crossings

  • Keep to the right - call out when passing

  • keep dogs on a short leash and clean up after them

  • Do not litter - carry in, carry out

  • Do not disturb or feed wildlife or livestock

  • Do not cut or remove vegetation or crops

  • Park only in designated areas

  • Respect our rail trail neighbors: stay on trail; keep quiet

  • No alcoholic beverages, camping or fires

  • No hunting on or from the trail

  • Be alert - Be courteous

Trail Entry Points

Directions to the Lewisburg Trailhead:  From the Rt 15 and Rt 45 intersection, head west on Rt 45, away from downtown Lewisburg.  Go to 15th St and turn right/north.  Look for parking lot entrance just before the rail trail crosswalk.

Directions to the Mifflinburg Trailhead:  Traveling on Rt 45, look for the intersection with 5th St, toward the western end of town.  Turn north, right if coming from the east and left if coming from the west.  Go two blocks and look for the turn into the trailhead parking lot on the left just past the trail crosswalk.