Luzerne County Rail-Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.9 miles
Time Estimate: 35 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Unknown
Description
The Luzerne County Rail-Trail is a woofderful location to enjoy a scenic walk along the Susquehanna River from Port Griffith to Pittston, or vice versa! The near 2-mile trail offers a relaxing walk with your wagger; no need for hiking gear here! This rail-trail will soon be converted into a longer, 16-mile trail, but for now, you can enjoy this short and easy path with your pup. While the trail can be enjoyed at any time of day, take advantage of the refreshing morning breeze and of the sunset-soaked strolls. 


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!

Trail Features
River, Urban
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Parking can be tricky depending on which end you start at, make sure to follow directions to reach trailhead parking lots. Please be aware of your surroundings as this trail is shared with cyclists.
Address
90 Kennedy Blvd
Pittston, PA 18640
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
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Address
90 Kennedy Blvd
Pittston, PA 18640
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours