TRAIL MAPS AND ACCESS INFO
Section 1 of the trail encompasses approximately 8 miles from Rt. 605 trailhead to near Rt. 610. The trail is clear and the historic railroad ties are removed. The natural surface is fairly even and good for walking, hiking, biking, and running; the first four miles are suitable for strollers and children on bikes. Keep an eye out for uneven sections, holes, and roots.
Parking & Access
Always park so as not to block in other trail users. Never park in a way that blocks the gated entrance to the trail itself; you will be towed.
Rt. 605 Trailhead: When security gate is open, there are approximately 50+ parking spots available; when the gate is closed, 2-3 vehicles can park outside of the gate on the left hand side.
Rt. 694 Road Crossing: 1-2 vehicles can park off the road, on the trail, and on each side of the road.
Rt. 609 Road Crossing: There is a very small parking lot on west side which can hold 6 cars. From Rt. 3 East, turn left onto Comorn Road, take the right side of the fork, and then turn into into the gravel parking lot on the left side of the road.
Rt. 610 Road Crossing: Up to 5 vehicles can park off the road on the eastern side. Please be sure to park completely off the road and do not trespass on neighboring property.
Section 2 of the trail begins approximately 4 miles from Rt. 610 and continues to Panorama Drive in The Meadows subdivision off of Rt. 206. A 1-mile segment of the trail which runs east from the Rt. 610 road crossing is leveled and surfaced with stone dust. This segment is terrific for strollers as well as children with bikes, and is perfect for easy walking as well as hiking, biking, and running. The rest of Section 2 is clear and the railroad ties are removed, but it has not been completely leveled and stone dust has not been put down in all spots. Overall, the trail is fairly even but keep an eye out for uneven sections, holes, and roots.
Parking & Access
Rt. 610 crossing: Up to 5 vehicles may park off the road, on the east side of the trail.
Notes: There is no public trail access from The Meadows (all roads are private). Roads along Rt. 218 (Salisbury Retreat, Abingdon Lane, etc.) are also all private.
Please be sure to park completely off the road and do not trespass on neighboring property.
Section 3 of the trail begins approximately 4 miles from Panorama Drive in The Meadows subdivision and continues to just off Rt. 624 at Owens Drive. There may be some fallen trees, stumps and roots on the trail as well as some rotten ties in the ground so keep an eye out for holes, uneven ground, and other obstacles. This section is not considered suitable for strollers or children on bikes.
Parking & Access
There is a small parking lot where the trail crosses Owens Rd with room for 3 cars on each side of the road. There is no public trail access from Little Ark Baptist Church on Rt. 624, and trail users are not authorized to access the trail property that passes adjacent to the church's cemetery. A temporary bypass has been created to go off the trail and around the cemetery. Please follow the flagged trail to the north side of the existing rail bed. A pipe blocks the trail at the western side of the bypass, and the eastern end is just past a private driveway.