Find information and maps below about each section of the Sheepskin Trail.
**Note: The map(s) below shows close approximations of the route of the Sheepskin Trail. Please use designated trail routes and be respectful of private property that is adjacent to the trail.**
WV-to-Point Marion SectioN
The WV-to-Point Marion section (crushed and compacted gravel) is the most recently completed section of the Sheepskin Trail. It is 1.7 miles long and starts at the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border where it connects with the Mon River Trail - North and the rest of the extensive Rails-to-Trails system in north-central West Virginia. From the border, it travels north along the Monongahela River, past the Point Marion ball field, and parallels Railroad Street into the heart of Point Marion. This section ends at the 119 bridge that crosses the Cheat River.
South Union Township Section
The South Union Township section (asphalt pavement) extends from Hutchinson Park to Pennsylvania Avenue. Along the way, the Sheepskin crosses several roads: Stadium Drive, Redstone Furnace Road, Township Drive near the South Union Township Building and Recreation Center, Barton Row, and Barton Mill Road. At the edge of Hutchinson Park, this section of the Sheepskin has a covered bridge that is constructed from a reclaimed interstate pedestrian bridge (a great spot for pictures!). Once you reach the intersection of Barton Row and Cinder Road, you will find yourself at the Tails on the Trail dog park. This section of the trail currently ends behind a future South Union recreational facility along Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Dunbar-to-GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) section (crushed and compacted gravel) begins in the heart of Dunbar, PA, next to the Dunbar Historical Society on Bridge Street. Heading north, you will first pass the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department and Dunbar Ballfield. The Sheepskin then parallels and crosses the renowned trout fishery, Dunbar Creek. Eventually reaching a fork in the trail, the spur trail on the left will take you to a set of restored coke ovens. Continuing rightward along the Sheepskin, you’ll cross Dunbar Creek once more and eventually reach the Bowest Rail Yard (for yours and the safety of others, please do not leave the trail). Soon after the rail yard, the Sheepskin meets up with the GAP—a left turn will take you to Connellsville, PA and a right turn will take you along the Youghiogheny River to Ohiopyle, PA.