Summary: Ultimately, the Sheepskin Trail will be 33 miles of railtrail connecting Port Marion and the trail system around Morgantown, through Uniontown to the Great Allegheny Passage just above Connellsville. For now, though, it is a two mile spur of fine crushed limestone. Not much trail but worth it to visit the Dunbar Historical Society where they are building a replica of a coke furnace, which meant to much to the history of this region. Also, the Fayette Centrail Scenic Railroad runs a train between Dunbar and Uniontown every Saturday. Tickets are $15 and available at the Historical Society which occupies the former post office right at the end of the trail.
Trailhead: Take Route 119 south out of Connellsville for 2.7 miles then turn left onto Dunbar Road. In Dunbar one can either park in town along Railroad Street or a few blocks up East Railroad Street at Dunbar Park where there is a playground and restrooms. (N39 58.561, W79 37.033)
One could also park in one of several places in Connellsville and ride the Great Allegheny Passage trail up to the intersection with the northern end of the Sheepskin Trail just across the Bowest Bridge.
Trail Guides for Sheepskin Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Dunbar Historical Society 724-277-8448
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Kevin Geiselman, who has posted 96 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by CC on 5/28/2011
P.A. is such a beautiful state and in just two miles on the sheep skin trail you can take so much in. You can see so much wildlife, wonderful scenery, and many bushes and berries. At the end of the trail in Dunbar theres so much history and more beautiful sites.
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