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The Clarion/Little Toby Trail is an 18-mile trail that runs from Ridgway to Brockway, Pennsylvania and primarily serves the counties of Elk, Jefferson and Clearfield. The trail traverses a great deal of PA Game Commission land and the entire distance can be traveled without crossing a highway. There is a 1.8 mile section of "rails with trails" in the center portion of the trail from Tapawingo to the mouth of Toby Creek, so users should use caution when trains pass through. The trail is open to the public for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing as well as for other non-motorized use.

The Ridgway-Clearfield branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad was built in 1885. The trains traveled from Ridgway, through Carman, Croyland, Blue Rock, Carrier, Brockwayville (now Brockway), Lanes Mills, and McMinn's Summit to Falls Creek. The last train ran on November 2, 1968 and the tracks were removed in 1972. In 1992, the abandoned railway was turned into the Clarion/Little Toby Trail.

The trail follows along the Clarion River from Ridgway to the ghost town of Carman and then follows along the Little Toby Creek from Carman to Brockway.

Click here or on the Maps tab above to see a map of the trail.

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