rimrock trail pathway: complete!
Connector trail from Kinzua Beach to Rimrock Overlook
a testament to goverment and community working together.
Prior to this trail, the only access to Rimrock from the Kinzua Beach area required either a trip by motorized vehicle up Route 59 or via a somewhat hazardous hike through unmarked forest, utilized only by the most experienced hikers. Students at Warren County Career Center contributed to the design of the trail, as well as an informational kiosk and benches which will be constructed over the winter. Visitors will be able to recreate on multiple locations from a single staging area at the beach and will be able to migrate East and West among the multiple locations with greater ease.
Read complete original plan on page 14 of the PKP findings report.
In response to the original PKP findings report recommendation, the ANF reacted to a waterline that was due for replacement along the same path. WCCC students that participated in a field trip in fall 2009, particularly Nicole Doverspike from Dan Passmore's drafting class, prepared a presentation for the design, including a handicapped accessible observation deck, benches, and an information kiosk. After a few modifications, the proposal was made available for public opinion, garnering a majority of positive response from the community and organizations.
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At just under 2 miles long, this delightful trail connects Rimrock Overlook with Kinzua Beach. It features a natural water spring at the top of the trail - while most of the trail remains nicely dry, there are some spots that still get pretty muddy.
If you would like to make a donation toward installing a series of culverts along the trail that would enhance the experience for walkers of all levels, please send your contribution to Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, PO Box 533, Warren PA 16365. Thank you!
Warren County Career Center
Tuna Valley Trail Association
Warren Library Allegheny Chronicles
Allegheny Outdoor Club
ANF Vacation Bureau
The Forest History Society
Warren Planning & Zoning Commission
Warren County Visitors Bureau