The Luzerne County Rail-Trail has two possible entrances, depending on where you're coming from. If you follow the address, you'll begin in Pittston, located on Kennedy Boulevard. Parking is available on Cron Street, although it is metered. Free parking is available on neighboring streets. Follow the trailhead (you should see a brick sign for the Riverfront Park). From here, you'll cross wooftastic Riverfront Park on a very straight, flat path. This is a scenic section of the park, so take advantage of the sculptures, benches and woofderful view of the river. Mile markers are indicated every 0.1 mile.
The trail follows an active railroad, so keep your pooch on-leash at all times. The views of the Susquehanna River are magical, in addition to several rock cliffs and historic sites and monuments to experience along the way. Towards the end of your leisurely hike, there will be an opening in the trail where sits a memorial dedicated to the Knox Mine Disaster. The end of the trail turns to a dirt-stone path until you reach a gravel parking lot on the Port Griffith side, located on the right off 1422 Main St.
While technically the Luzerne County Rail-Trail is a somewhat urban trail, you wouldn't think it. With the beautiful Susquehanna River, trees, parks, and memorials, you'll find yourself surrounded by peace and nature. And best of all, it's only minutes from downtown Port Griffith and Pittston!