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Renewing Northeast Pennsylvania's historic pathways as recreational trails for all to enjoy...
D&H Trail Location

The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, Inc. is a non-profit organization developing recreational trails in northeastern Pennsylvania. The office is located in the Borough of Union Dale, Susquehanna County, in the Cables Store Building, alongside the D&H Rail-Trail.

The D&H Rail-Trail is 38 miles long from Simpson to the New York border near Susquehanna, PA. Ten miles have been improved with a stone dust surface suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. The improved section runs along the Upper Lackawanna River from Vandling to Herrick Center. It is also used by equestrians, runners and hikers. Other sections of the D&H are graded original railbed surface usable by mountain bikers and hikers.

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Caution: The D&H Rail-Trail from Simpson to Union Dale is now closed for UGI pipeline installation. The O&W Rail-Trail is also closed from Simpson, north for 2 miles.

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THE D&H DISTANCE RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH 2017 - The race re-route is going to involve many complications related to liability, road closures, PA DOT permits and signage regulations, special insurance, additional fire police, ETC. And because there are concerns regarding runners safety RTC has decided to cancel the race this year only. Please email us with any questions or concerns @ trails@nep.net. For those of you who have registered already, you will be receiving an email detailing reimbursement options.
We'd like to thank everyone for their patience and ongoing support for this event and we hope to see you in 2018!

Forest City Trailhead • Lat 41° 38'44.99"N, Long 75°27'46.11"W
Union Dale Trailhead • Lat 41°42'49.00"N, Long 75°29'32.05"W

Click Here for Directions to the Rail Trail Headquarters

Click on the image below to download the Rail-Trail Council Gift Certificate
RTC NEPA Gift Certificate
The RTC's Google Map, most recent newsletter, brochure, detailed trail guide and tree trail guide are available by contacting the office or by downloading copies here:
NEPA Rail-Trails Brochure
NEPA Rail-Trails Trail Guide
Current Rail-Trails Newsletter
NEPA Rail-Trails Trail Tenders Brochure
Are you ready to be a Trail Tender?
Rail-Trails Map on Google
NEPA Rail-Trails Tree Trail Guide
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Mystery Tree Trail Map Key

The parallel O&W Rail-Trail is 8 miles long from Simpson to Stillwater Dam (Route 171). It is graded original railbed surface and rough in places, more suitable for mountain bikes. The O&W runs along the east side of the Upper Lackawanna River. The first two miles of the O&W starting in Simpson are used to access the improved the D&H. The O&W continues through Wayne County to Hancock, NY with sections under township and private ownership.

The Endless Mountains Trail, formerly known as the Bridgewater Riding Trail, is a 10-mile trail in the Montrose area. The Council is working to formalize easements on this trail. The trail is currently used by walkers and dog-walkers at the Montrose end behind the Pump-n-Pantry, Route 706.

Recent News
Click here for 2016 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Overall Results
Click here for 2016 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Age Group Results
Click here for 2016 NEPA Rail-Trails 5K Results
Click here for 2015 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Overall Results
Click here for 2015 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Age Group Results
Click here for 2015 NEPA Rail-Trails 5K Results
Click here for 2014 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Results
Click here for 2013 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Results
4th Annual Distance Run
NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Radio Interview
NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Photos
NEPA Rail-Trails Art in Bloom
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The RTC has secured federal and state grants to acquire, design and construct the rail-trails. All grants require a match with cash and/or donated services and materials. The RTC is attempting to secure more grant funds for trailheads and amenities, interpretive signage, trail surface improvements and on-going trail maintenance.

Near future plans include D&H Rail-Trail improvements from Herrick to Ararat - about 8 miles and linkage to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail with improvements on the D&H from Vandling to Carbondale.

Membership dollars and donations will help the RTC to maximize the potential of these old railroad beds into scenic historic trails.

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Cable's Deli Now Open!

Cable's Deli is open from 6 AM to 6 PM everyday, closed Wednesdays.
Serving breakfast and lunch deli sandwiches, subs & stromboli. Fresh baked goods available. 679-2151
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Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Rail-Trail Council is a member organization in the United Way of Susquehanna County Elk Mtn Area Directory of activities and services Get Outdoors PA