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.
Allegheny Portage Railroad's Main Unit is located at the juncture of three Pennsylvania River Regions. To the north, headwaters of Bradley Run flow toward Clearfield and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. To the east, the headwaters of Blair Gap Run eventually flow to the Juniata River. The third region, the Lower Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, is fed by headwaters originating southwest of the park. Because the Allegheny Portage Railroad followed Blair Gap, that Run is the main stream located within the park.
Did You Know?
Blair Gap Run is a headwater mountain stream running in and out of Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Originating near Cresson, PA, it courses down the Allegheny Front eventually making its way to the Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.