The Allegheny River Trail is 30 miles in length. The trail runs on asphalt between Franklin and Emlenton for 27.5 miles and on an isolated section between Foxburg and Parker for 2.5 miles. It meets the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail in Franklin, crosses beneath the Sandy Creek Trail in East Sandy, and passes through two old railroad tunnels.
As for the Allegheny River Trail, we are riding that trail in segments. In early May of this year, we completed our first segment — Emlenton to Rockland (6 miles). In mid-August of this year we completed our second segment — Franklin to Belmar (5.1 miles). In September this year we completed our third segment — Rockland to Kennerdell (6 miles). We completed our fourth segment — Belmar to Kennerdell — on Sunday’s ride (10.4 miles).
We parked at Brandon and rode north to Belmar. We turned around at Belmar and drove south, past where we parked, to Kennerdell and back to the parking lot.
This is a video that Bob took with our GoPro7 camera during our bicycle ride.
I took several still images, while bicycling the trail.
I captured a short video clip of a boat going underneath the Belmar Bridge.
Neither Bob nor I rode through the tunnel on this ride. Bob rode through this tunnel, as well as the Rockland Tunnel, in September. I rode through the Rockland Tunnel in September, not the Kennerdell Tunnel. I had no desire to ride through Kennerdell Tunnel during this ride.
We turned around at Kennerdell Tunnel and made our way back to the Brandon parking lot.
I captured a short video of the geese, in addition to the still image.
It was an enjoyable ride along the river.
• Bicycle Miles Ridden – 18.32 miles
• Total Moving Time – 2 hours 33 minutes 41 seconds
• Maximum Speed – 11.1 MPH
• Average Speed – 7.1 MPH
27.5 miles down and 2.5 miles to go on the Allegheny River Trail!
My name is Linda. I am happily married to Bob, whom I married in September 1998. We have a daughter (my stepdaughter), who blessed Bob and me with twin granddaughters in May 2012.
My interests include spending time with my family and friends, riding the motorcycle with my husband, bowling, bicycling, walking, attending festivals, photography and travel.
I love taking photographs. I am a hobbyist photographer. My camera of choice is a mirrorless interchangeable lens Olympus camera.
I love to travel as well. I lived in Germany for almost 3 years, while in the Army, and visited many European countries. I have toured Europe two additional times since returning stateside. I lived in Australia for 3 months. I vacationed in the Bahamas (Nassau) one time. I would like to see more of the U.S., as well as return to Europe. I wouldn’t mind seeing the world!
I like all types of movies — comedy, romance, action, thriller and horror.
My favorite type of music would have to be country, judging by the fact that my CD collection contains mostly country artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, George Strait and more. I like music by Green Day, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox 20 too.
I tend to read romance novels, although I enjoy a good horror every now and then. My favorite romance writers include Belva Plain, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Robert James Waller, and Phyliss A. Whitney. My favorite horror writers are Stephen King and John Saul.
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8 thoughts on “Allegheny River Trail: Belmar to Kennerdell”
Linda—I would have missed that wonderful video. Thanks for telling me… Your hubby is SO talented… Love the music and enjoyed the ride. What a great place to bike!!!!!! THANKS so much.
Hi Betsy. Be sure to “follow” my new “bicycling” blog. Bob and I plan to continue to work together on posts for that blog. I don’t have many followers on the new blog, but I did add a widget on my “Beauty Around Us Blog” that shows excerpts of “bicycling” blog posts that display a featured photo.
I will do just that!
That is a beautiful bike ride, love the Fall look in your photos.
Hello, beautiful views of the tree, river and bridge. Are there lights inside the tunnel, it looks dark. wonderful photos from your bike ride. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.
No, there aren’t any lights in the tunnels. Yes, it is dark, very dark, inside the tunnels!
Looks like a nice “cool” bike ride. You have more color than here.
Would like to ride that Trail, but it’s pretty far for me to travel up there.