Map of the Ghost Town Trail


Ghost Town Trail

Ghost Town Trail Pennsylvania map area

Ghost Town Trail


36 miles




Black Lick, Dill Town, Wehrum, Vintondale, Twin Rocks, Nanty-Glo, Ebensburg


rail trail, historical sites, bridges & structures, woodlands


Hoodlebug Trail

West Penn Trail


Regional Trails

The Ghost Town Trail is a 36-mile long unpaved trail located in Indiana and Cambria Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The trail was built along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The route spans from Black Lick to Ebensburg and passes numerous small communities along the way. For much of the way, the trail runs alongside Black Lick Creek through a remote valley with of thick forests, wetlands and a smattering of farms.


The Ghost Town Trail is unpaved. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. The trail has been improved with a surface of compacted crushed limestone.


The Ghost Town Trail goes past the following communities: Black Lick, Dill Town, Wehrum, Vintondale, Twin Rocks, Nanty-Glo, and Ebensburg.

Points of Interest

The trail passes by a number of historical sites that represent the coal mining history of the area. Attractions along the trail incude the ghost town of Wehrum, an old coal mining town, the Eliza Furnace and the Buena Vista Furnace, historic stone furnaces used to produce pig iron.

End Points

The west end of the Ghost Town Trail is located at Saylor Park in Black Lick. At this location, trail users can connect to the Hoodlebug Trail and head north to Homer City, Lucerne Mines and the town of Indiana. The Ghost Town Trail heads to the east from Saylor Park.

The trail splits near Vintondale and one branch heads to the north and ends at Benjamin Franklin Highway near Belsano. The other branch continues to the east.

The east end of the trail is located in Ebensburg. There is parking near Center Street on the south side of town. The trail stops at Rowena Drive.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Ghost Town Trail in Southwestern Pennsylvania.