Buffalo Valley Rail Trail



Union County Trail Authority

The Union County Trail Authority (UCTA) was created by the Union County Board of Commissioners in 2018 to own and manage the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail and for the purpose of advancing future trail development.





States: Pennsylvania

Counties: Union

Length: 10.28 miles

Trail end points: Market Street, Lewisburg PA and N. 10th Street, Mifflinburg, PA

Vehicle Parking: At trailhead end points, with vehicle parking also available at Vicksburg ( 40°56’30.66″N,  76°59’2.58″W)

Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Gravel

Trail category: Rail-Trail

Restrooms: Restroom accommodations at the Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and Vicksburg trailheads.

Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing 


Learn more about the history of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail and find a map at UnionCountyTrails.org


The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a 9.5 mile long finished scenic trail that spans between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg with trailheads, facilities, and parking areas. Thousands of visitors and residents walk, run, and bicycle the Rail Trail since the trail opened in 2011.

The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a protected spine of asphalt and gravel stretching between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, PA.  It is available to serve all ages and abilities, whether for recreation or transportation. The trail provides a safe environment for children to play, dogs to explore, and adults to unwind.

Join us on the trail to connect, revitalize, and get a breath of fresh air!

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.


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.

Events on the BVRT include:

Trail Rules of Etiquette


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