Rachel Carson Trail

Rachel Carson Trail

Rachel Carson Trail
View of the Freeport Bridge from Rachel Carson Trail
Established February 1975
Length 35.7 mi (57.5 km)
Location Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Moderate
Sights Streams
Hazards Severe Weather

The Rachel Carson Trail is a 35.7-mile (57.5 km) hiking trail in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. There are no camps or shelters along the way, meaning the trail is intended for day-hiking. The trail is relatively primitive and steep in places. Few bridges have been built, so many streams have to be crossed as-is.

Because the trail passes close by the birthplace in Springdale of Rachel Carson, one of the early ecologists, the trail was dedicated in her name.[1]

Points of interest


  1. ^ "Rachel Carson Trail". http://www.rachelcarsontrails.org. Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

External links

  • Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy website