Buffalo Valley Rail Trail


I finally got a chance to ride on the brand-spankin’ new Buffalo Valley Rail trail.


We started at the Lewisburg end of the trail, and headed west toward Mifflinburg.

BVRT map

There’s a bathroom and a parking lot at the Lewisburg end.

BVRT Bathroom

The trail is really well done. It’s paved for about a mile or so on each end, and it’s crushed limestone in the middle.

The scenery is about what you’d expect. Lots of farms, old Mennonite ladies hanging laundry out to dry, cows, etc.


The railroad ties are still piled along the trail in a few places. The tracks were torn out only recently.

railroad ties

There are a few interpretive signs along the way.


The trail was really, really busy. I was starting to regret that my cross-check doesn’t have a bell, because the herds of pedestrians might have benefited from a bell. It doesn’t really feel right yelling “on your left” to old ladies.

We played leap frog with this contraption most of the way.

Burley Tandem and Weehoo trailer

It was piloted by a couple towing their granddaughter in the trailer. The grandfather told me that the granddaughter has logged over 100 miles so far this year in the WeeHoo trailer.

When we made it back to the parking lot, Klinutus asked me to pose for some action shots for a photography class he’s taking. He was experimenting with motion blur or some such thing. Anyhow, the pictures came out pretty well. My Cross-Check and I are stunningly handsome, if I do say so myself.

Me and my Cross-Check

Me and my Cross Check

Anyhow, it’s a really nice trail. You should go ride it before winter sets in.

Read all about it at BVRT.org

3 thoughts on “Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

  1. Looks like a blast! Except the crowds. That can be sketchy on a narrow trail.

    Those shots of you look good, panning like that is difficult to pull off, but he did well, especially in the first shot. By the way, nice hat.

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