Hiking, Biking, and Water Trails
Built at the Rural Valley Railroad, the Great Shamokin Path is named after the path that once linked the Allegheny and Susquehanna Rivers and ran from Kittanning to Sunbury.
This mostly grass-covered trail climbs steadily through the Cowanshannock Creek Valley past the Devil’s Washbasin, a 1.5 acre lake named for its dam across the creek to obtain water for steam engines – always smokey, steamy and eerie looking. The lake is stocked with fish and offers ice fishing and picnicking.
The Great Shamokin Path is a hiking and bicycle trail running for 4 miles between NuMine and Rose Valley. The trail is parallel to the Cowanshannock Creek.
Two trailheads exist for the Great Shamokin Path – one along State Route 85 near Yatesboro, and the other in NuMine (near the White Lake Picnic Area).
For more information, contact:
Cowanshannock Creek Watershed Association
P.O. Box 307
Rural Valley, PA 16249