Shoe Rails to Trails
P.O. BOX 314
CLARENCE, PA 16829
WINTER PHOTO CONTEST
members! Did you see the 2013 SSRT Christmas
Card in your December newsletter? Well,
it's time to get those cameras out again
and capture some of the winter beauty found
along the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails. One
lucky photographer will win a SSRT sweatshirt
or Hoodie sized to fit if their picture
is chosen! We had a lot of fun with this
last year and looking forward to some nice
pics this year as well!
to submit photos is March 31, 2014.
submit your photo(s) to any one of the
following e-mail addresses:
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails was formed in
1999. We are all volunteers & maintain
the trail with your membership dues. The
trail is for walkers, bikers, equestrians,
atvs & snowmobiles. ABSOLUTELY NO DIRT
BIKES. Dirt bikes are not registered with
PA or DCNR and they are not required to
carry insurance, so we cannot allow them
on our Trail.
We have 19 miles of abandon railroad bed
along with 20 miles of legalized Snow Shoe
Township Roads. In August 2011, DCNR connected
us to the Bloody Skillet Trail near Orviston.
We now have approximately an 80 mile trail
system. The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails System
is open year around. However, the Bloody
Skillet Trail is a state system & is
closed certain times of the year. So, check
the DCNR web site to determine specific
dates etc. Motorized units must be registered
with the club to ride the trail. You must
provide state registration & insurance
information to register your motorized units.
mission is to provide a safe, family oriented
place to ride along with other trail users.
We want to show case our Centre Region's
natural beauty, making it available for
all to enjoy. The SSRTA firmly believes
in partnering with local businesses and
local government - thus creating a riding
experience linking town to town.
according: Turn around time for a membership sticker
is usually 10 days. That is from the time you send
in your application till you receive your membership.
However, we do have several local corporate sponsors
that handle the applications & can provide you
a membership sticker on site. View them out on our
have 12 gates with bollards along the trail. The
bollard width is 61 inches wide. So, your motorized
unit needs to be less than 61 inches to ride the
for Trail users
that are non-motorized:
The SSRT Trail is mostly made up of original rough
ballast, suitable for only the type of bicycle that
can navigate through really large limestone. This
surface is present from Black Bear Trailhead to
Gillentown Trailhead ( approximately 15 miles).
At Gillentown towards Clarence, approximately 4
miles-there is a Driving Surface Aggregate, that
is much smoother for hiking, biking and horse back