Awards: This is a non-competitive event. Box 531 Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717. Shade is the norm, … If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The trail runs 11 miles to shippensburg, running through beautiful farm areas and wooded areas filled with beautiful birds and … We will be back!!! Once a stretch of railroad tracks, the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail stretches from Shippensburg to Newville, on land that was donated to the council by Conrail in 1995. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Visitors can now also enjoy a newly-opened two-mile offshoot of the CVRT which runs from the underpass at Rt. Enjoy interpretative way-point signs on the agricultural and Civil War heritage along the trail. Parking There are several parking lots available within short walking distance to TrailFest. There are restrooms at the Shippensburg trailhead, at the township park on Britton Rd, at Newville, and now that the trail has been extended toward Carlisle, I presume also further out. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (CVRT) is a National Recreation Trail rail trail that follows the former Cumberland Valley Railroad rail corridor for 9.5 miles, from Shippensburg to Newville, through the farmlands of western Cumberland County in south-central Pennsylvania. Please choose a different date. The course is entirely on the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail. A midpoint trailhead with a parking lot and shaded picnic area is located in the village of Oakville. This is among the best maintained trails in south central PA and possibly in the state. Registration closes 15 minutes before the event starts, please be considerate of others and register on time. There are several restroom. No awards will be given. in West Pennsboro Township. From Newville south to Shippensburg the trail is shaded with views of farms. The trail is awesome and excellently maintained. Parking for this new trail is at the Newville trailhead. Allen Rd. The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail rolls 13.7 miles through a bucolic valley that’s hemmed in by the Blue and South Mountains in south-central Pennsylvania. The Rail-Trail runs thru beautiful farmland and is mostly a smooth, crushed stone surface with 1 mile of pavement at the start and finish and 1/2 mile of pavement at the turnaround. Because it is a rail trail the gradient is very small. 2.2K likes. There are a number of smaller roads that one can access the trail from, and the trail intersections with these roads are very well done and safe. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, Newville: Address, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Reviews: 5/5. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. I use the Chambersburg section of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail several times a week, mostly for recreation. The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is a designated National Recreation Trail. The Rail-Trail runs thru beautiful farmland and is mostly a smooth, crushed stone surface with 1 mile of pavement at the start and finish and 1/2 mile of pavement at the turnaround. (moreso as you go further out) that are open to the sun. Newville to Shippensburg is about 10 miles. Kudos to the groundskeepers. If you are someone like me who doesn't like out-and-back trails and would rather have a loop, you can make a very convenient, long and skinny bike loop on the Shippensburg end using Mud Level Rd, which runs somewhat parallel to the trail, in one direction and the trail in the other direction. The Chambersburg section of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, a 1.7 mile linear park located between Commerce and South Streets, provides opportunities for walking, jogging, biking, dog walking, skateboarding and rollerblading. The trail, which runs between Newville and Shippensburg is a pleasant place for any of those activities. It is Tennessee’s first linear park, cutting through 11 Tennessee counties. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. LOCATION: Shippensburg to Newville. The Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking. So glad we finally experienced this treasure. Enjoy interpretative way-point signs on the agricultural and Civil War heritage along the trail. The trail is mostly well maintained cinders with nicely mown berms. One of the reasons I chose to live in downtown Chambersburg was because of the quick access to the rail trail, which is just steps away from my house. Wildlife viewers of all ages and experiences can hike, bike, walk, or horseback ride on the 13-mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail that follows the abandoned Cumberland Valley railroad corridor from Shippensburg to Newville. The Rail-Trail runs thru beautiful farmland and is mostly a smooth, crushed stone surface with 1 mile of pavement at the start and 1/4 mile of pavement at the finish. In addition, the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council also recently completed the a one mile section of the trail beginning at Allen Road in Carlisle. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail: Great Rail Trail - See 32 traveler reviews, 12 candid photos, and great deals for Newville, PA, at Tripadvisor. Difficulty: Difficult. About the Park. The course is the revese of the 10 mile race, Awards: This is a non-competitive event. This extension is designed to eventually be part of the 11-mile trail that would connect Carlisle to the trailhead in Newville. Gorgeous and well shaded, We are getting back into biking and rode on this trail today. At the head there is a nice area for parking, picnic tables and bathrooms. at the North Newton Township Park, ¼ mile west of the trail on Oakville Road. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, Newville: See 32 reviews, articles, and 12 photos of Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 4 attractions in Newville. Scenery is generally pleasant. The scenery on the trail is beautiful, nicely shaded. There are also several park benches located strategically along the route where trail users can rest. Trail map of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail from W. Fort St. and N. Earl St. (Shippensburg) to Green Hill Road (Newville) to Allen Road just south of Cooper Cir. Please check with the trail owner before you go. 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