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6 to 10 Trail

Posted in Recreation, Parks and Nature in Blair County, PA

sign455The 6 to 10 Trail

"Foot of Ten to the Cresson Summit"

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The 6 to 10 Trail is a new Blair County recreational park trail system for Pennsylvania residents to enjoy. This trail is about 10 miles long and follows the route of the Allegheny Portage Railroad tracks. The trail starts at the base of the Allegheny Mountains at Foot of Ten and continues up the mountain to the Cresson Summit. The trails can be used for walking or hiking purposes. Bicyclists can enjoy the new section of trail located along the Portage Railroad route near Foot of Ten. These trails will wind thru State Park and State Game Lands so make sure you wear proper colors during hunting seasons.

incline001Entrances to the trails are located at the Allegheny Portage Railroad Visitor Center and along Dry Run Road Duncansville, PA. Parking and restroom facilities are available at the trailhead entrances. These trails will pass over private property of nearby landowners, so please be respectful when using the trails. The trail section from the Visitor Center to Muleshoe is for hiking and walking purposes only. Bicycles are NOT permitted on this section. The 4 mile section of trail from Muleshoe to Foot of Ten (Dry Run Road Duncansville) has a limestone dust surface and can be used by bicyclists, hikers, and walkers. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on the trails. Pets are allowed on the trails as long as they are on a 6 foot leash.

The Allegheny Portage Railroad changed the history of travel over the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad built a system of 10 level and inclined tracks up and over the Allegheny summit. These incline track systems started at the Foot of Ten Incline, traversed up the mountain side to the Incline 6 system which is at the Allegheny Portage Railroad Historic Visitors Center, and then up and over the mountain. These inclined tracks allowed for passengers and freight to be delivered over the Allegheny Mountains. The current 6 to 10 Trail follows the basic route of the old Allegheny Railroad incline tracks. Along the 10 mile trail you will see several culverts and remains from the Allegheny Portage railroad. Please be respectful of our National Park history and do not climb on or damages these areas.

connect3009There will be displays set up at the trailhead entrances and along the trails showcasing historic information. There will also be guided walking tours throughout the year. Contact the Allegheny Portage Railroad Visitor Center for a map of the trail and complete information including events and tours.

 

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