With a wide, paved pathway and adjacent equestrian trail running through lush woodland and riverside terrain, the Allegheny River Trail has something to offer every trail enthusiast. Following a segment of the Allegheny River that is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, trail extends from the Samuel Justus Trail in Franklin, to the point where the Allegheny and Clarion rivers meet in Brandon. The trailhead begins 5 miles downriver from the Franklin Belmar railroad bridge. At the Belmar bridge, the trail connects with the 8-mile, paved Sandy Creek Trail, that runs east to the village of Van. Eventually it will connect with the Clarion Highlands Trail to offer 46 miles of trail.