Sheepskin Trail

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Sheepskin Trail
Length 2.1 mi (3.4 km)
Location Fayette County Pennsylvania
Trailheads Dunbar, Pennsylvania
Dunbar Township at Junction with
Youghiogheny River Trail South, part of the
Great Allegheny Passage Trail System
Use Hiking, Biking
Hiking details
Hazards Railroad Crossing

The Sheepskin Trail is a non-motorized rail-trail in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It is planned to eventually link the Great Allegheny Passage trail system near Dunbar to the Mon River Trail system at the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line near Point Marion. Currently, due to funding restrictions, the trail is only opened for 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from the Great Allegheny Passage junction to the Dunbar town center, where there is parking and a comfort station available for public use.[1]

History and Future[edit]


In 1997, a feasibility study was completed and in 2007, the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad linewas purchased and Phase 1, which cost $647,927,[2] was opened in May 2008.


Plans are still being worked out at this time to construct the trail further towards Uniontown, the county seat, and then further to Point Marion, as funding becomes available.