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Heritage Hike: Staple Bend Tunnel, Sunday, July 2, 2023

Railroad tunnel
Staple Bend Tunnel


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News Release Date: June 28, 2023

Contact: Elizabeth Shope, 814-449-4125

Join a park ranger on a hike to the first railroad tunnel in America, the Staple Bend Tunnel, on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reservations are required for this free hike. Please call the Visitor Center at 814-886-6150 to sign up.
The hike is five miles in length. Participants will learn about the history of the tunnel, how it was constructed, the Allegheny Portage Railroad and much more! Several features from the days of the railroad, including stone sleepers, are still visible.
Participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes and bring water. The hike will take place rain or shine.

Last updated: June 28, 2023

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