Rail 66 has just completed paving on the northern section from Leeper to the Forest County line. This milestone completes surfacing on all 20 miles of Rail 66 Trail!! A resurface project on the original tar and chip in Knox Twp (segment 2) will be completed this Fall (we’ve almost reached our donation goal)!  This is amazing community support from the DCNR, donors and volunteers who made this happen at warp speed!

Upcoming Events

Time for Spring Cleanup
Volunteers Needed!


We will be doing our annual spring clean up the weekends of the 17th and the 24th of April.  We are asking for volunteers for one of the two weekends for no more than 4 hours.  Because we now have more than 23 miles of trail, we will have multiple teams working at different times.  The work includes picking up trash,  trimming limbs and brush hanging onto the trail, clearing the berm area of  branches and fallen trees , and culvert cleaning.  We will blow debris off the trail with our blower before the work sessions.  If you can help contact Greg Borland 814-229-4092, Bill Moore 703-371-2646 or Ken Gilbert 814-316-1191.

Dr. Bill Moore receives
Volunteer of the Year Award

Rail 66 Trail Volunteer, Dr. Bill Moore (right) received the “James E. Holden Greenways Volunteer of the Year Award” at a ceremony held in Titusville.  Bill, a professional civil engineer was recognized for his contributions of both design and construction assistance of several storm water management practices along the trail as well as securing public and private grant funding for trail building and maintenance equipment.  His most recent grant award from the DCNR is funding the c ompletion of the trail from Leeper to the Forest County line with an asphalt surface.  The Rail 66 community is very fortunate to have many talented, dedicated volunteers.  Bill is the 2nd Rail 66 volunteer to receive this honor.  Mike O’Neill was recognized in 2018.  Greg Borland presented the award.

april, 2021