Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails Council, Inc.

The Cumberland Valley, one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful areas, has long captured the hearts of nature enthusiasts. Visitors from throughout the nation have discovered a rich natural history while wandering through the countryside and the foothills of the Appalachians.

Preserving this beauty and history is the mission of the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council (CVRTC).

CVRTC has spent the last 11 years developing the former Cumberland Valley Railroad into an improved multi-use trail to serve all ages and abilities. The first 4 1/2 miles of trail was completed in the fall of 2004 and the next 5 miles was complete in the fall of 2006. The trail is now complete from the Shippensburg Township Park outside of Shippensburg to McFarland Street in Newville, approx 9.5 miles. Parking is available to the Shippensburg Township Park, Oakville and Newville with restrooms at the Shippensburg Township Park and Newville

Contact Information

P.O. Box 531
Shippensburg, PA 17257


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  • Environment
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