National Pike Trail

Following two decades of planning and hard work, the Claysville National Pike Trail Council celebrated the Grand Opening of the trail on May 14, 2022. This nearly 2-mile nature trail follows a pre-Civil War railroad line and takes people through two arch tunnels along scenic terrain from the eastern edge of Claysville to Timber Lake Road near Sunset Beach. The trail is quiet and serene, despite navigating a path in Donegal and Buffalo townships between Route 40 and Interstate 70. The walking path periodically changes from grass to dirt to gravel, depending on the section. The eastern terminus leads to a picnic area with a grassy field for people to relax and enjoy the wilderness, although the council hopes to eventually expand another half-mile eastward to the third tunnel near Timber Lakes Road.