Map of the Lower Trail


Lower Trail

Lower Trail Pennsylvania map area

Lower Trail


16 miles


unpaved - comapcted crushed stone


Hollidaysburg, Ganister, Williamsburg, Alexandria


rail trail, Frankstown Branch Juniata River, covered bridge, old canal system, iron plantation, woodlands, wildlife, rural communities


Regional Trails

The Lower Trail is a 16-mile long unpaved pathway that follows the route of an abandoned railroad right-of-way through Central Pennsylvania. The trail is located near the communities of Williamsburg and Alexandria. The trail follows the route of the Frankstown Branch of the Juanita River through forests and wetlands. Attractions include remnants of the old canal system, an iron plantation and a covered bridge.


The Lower Trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. The trail has an improved surface of compacted crushed stone and gentle grades. It goes through a very rural area and has few road crossings.


The Lower Trail goes past the following communities: Hollidaysburg, Ganister, Williamsburg and Alexandria.

End Points

The southwest end of the Lower Trail is located near the intersecton of Long Road and Flowing Springs Road south of State Highway 22 near Hollidaysburg.

The northeast end of the Lower Trail is located on Route 4014 on the north end of Alexandria, just east of Highway 22 near Alexandria.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Lower Trail in Central Pennsylvania.