An important piece of the federal government-supported and highly acclaimed National Rails to Trails Program, the Panhandle Trail is a beautiful, 26-mile recreational trail which runs from Walker’s Mill in Allegheny County through McDonald and 16 beautiful miles of Washington County to Weirton, West Virginia. Built on an abandoned grade of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the trail is relatively flat, with a 1% average grade. The trail surface has been well groomed and finished with smooth crushed limestone. The trail is highly suitable for biking, hiking, running or leisurely walking. No motor vehicles of any type are permitted on the trail.