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Enola Low Grade Trail

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 2.7 (3)

This old freight road provides a doubletrack trail from Atglen to Creswell.


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30.4

Miles

48.9

KM

Doubletrack

601' 183 m

High

241' 73 m

Low

453' 138 m

Up

685' 209 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Description

This is a 30-mile plus old freight road from Atglen to its terminus along the Susquehanna River.

The trail was constructed from 1903 to 1906 by the PA Railroad. A feat of engineering, the trail never exceeded 1% grade, all the way from Chester County to the State Capitol, Harrisburg.

The trail was built using dangerous blasting techniques, as well as restructuring the surface using complicated scaffolding to accommodate a flat rail bed.

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Michael Porter

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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in Atglen

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#1

in Atglen

#1,128

in Pennsylvania

#28,723

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Grubb Run.
Jul 11, 2016 near Conestoga, PA
Rock climbers along the way.
Jan 23, 2016 near Conestoga, PA
View of the Safe Harbor Dam.
Jan 23, 2016 near Conestoga, PA
Tunnel out of Lancaster
Dec 13, 2017 near Willow…, PA

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Feb 23, 2020
Tara Trievel
The directions take us into Atglen and there is no parking or trailhead to be found.