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Enola Low Grade Trail

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Trail

30.4 mile 48.9 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 453' 138 m
Descent: -685' -209 m
High: 601' 183 m
Low: 241' 73 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Michael Porter

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

Michael Porter

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

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Photos

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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