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Path of the Flood Trail

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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9 miles
County: Cambria

Trail Description

Though memorializing a sad occasion—the lethal Johnstown Flood of 1889—the Path of the Flood Trail is a beautiful, tranquil trail. Mostly ballast, the trail is hilly in some sections, as it follows the Little Conemaugh River. A few memorials to the flood are posted along the route. In summer, large trees shelter the corridor, and wild flowers flourish. Benches overlook an active rail line and a lush green valley. The first two miles of the trail extend from Staple Bend Tunnel, believed to be America’s oldest railroad tunnel, and continue on road to a wooded hillside. At the Franklin Ball Field the path connects to the Staple Bend Tunnel Trail.

Difficulty: Moderate Length: 9 miles
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