Staple Bend Tunnel Trail Open, Staple Bend Tunnel Close
The Staple Bend Tunnel is closed until further notice, but the Staple Bend Tunnel trail is open for use. Again, the tunnel, NOT THE TRAIL, is closed.
Please be aware that part of the public area loop has been closed until further notice as the park starts preparatory efforts for this summer's paving project on the Picnic Area Road.
Much of the land currently owned by the park had been disturbed prior to park acquisition. Human settlement and land use had altered the land and its historic view. With the homesteads removed and vehicle access now limited, the land, while it will never return to is historic state, is now returning to its natural state.
Did You Know?
The Norris locomotive George Washington, which proved the Allegheny Portage Railroad obsolete, worked its lifetime on the Portage after 1836.