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Map of the Lake Wilhelm Trail, PA

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Lake Wilhelm Trail and Lake Wilhelm South Shore Trail, Pennsylvania

Lake Wilheim Trail, Pennsylvania

Lake Wilhelm Trail & Lake Wilhelm South Shore Trail, Pennsylvania

LENGTH:

6 miles + 4.5 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Sandy Lake, New Vernon, New Lebanon, Clarks Mills, Sheakleyville

HIGHLIGHTS:

views of the lake, marinas, natural areas, dam at south end of the lake, Maurice K. Goddard State Park

RELATED LINKS:

Pittsburgh

Regional Trails

The Lake Wilhelm is a reservoir located in northwestern Pennsylvania. The lake is a reservoir formed by a dam on Sandy Creek. Wilhelm Lake is part of Maurice K. Goddard State Park. This area is just east of Interstate 79 and about 64 miles north of Pittsburgh.

There are paved pathways on two sides of the lake. The Lake Wilhelm Trail is 6-miles long and is located on the northeast side of the lake. This trail spans between Lake Wilhelm Road and the south end of the lake. The South Shore Trail is 4.5-miles long and is located on the southwestern side of the lake. This trail spans between the marinas to the south of Lake Wilhelm Road and Lake Wilhelm Boat Launch #1 off of Creek Road.

The trails wander through forested areas with nice views of the lake. The trail on the northeastern side of the lake is located away from roadways for the most part. The South Shore Trail roughly parallels Creek Road and crosses it in two locations.

Conditions

The Lake Wilhelm Trail and the Lake Wilhelm South Shore Trail are paved for their entire route. The trails are open for bike riding and walking.

Communities

The Lake Wilhelm Trail is located near the following communities: Sandy Lake, New Vernon, New Lebanon, Clarks Mills, and Sheakleyville.

End Points

The north end of the Lake Wilhelm Trail is located just south of Lake Wilhelm Road and on the northeast side of the lake in Maurice K. Goddard State Park. The south end of this trail is located along Creek Road at the south end of the lake. There is a large parking area with restroom at this location.

The north end of the South Shore Trail is located at the marina on the southwest side of the lake and to the south of Lake Wilhelm Road.  The south end of this trail is located at Lake Wilhelm Boat Launch #1 off of Creek Road.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Lake Wilhelm Trail in northwestern Pennsylvania.

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