Besides that, there should be a sign of some sort at Rivertech: “Beyond this point you cannot exit trail”. Pardon my stupidity, but I thought you might be able to get to Becks Run Rd. Nope, one side is a river, the other is a fence, a parked train, or both, all the way out. Then you turn around and come back, if you don’t know any better. I guess if you’re having a picnic along there, fine, but the thing doesn’t -go- anywhere. (yet, I realize)
There should be a sign because taht is the last official exit.
There is a gate in the fence close to Becks Run. If there aren’t cars sitting or even moving on the tracks, then it’s easy to go though to Becks.
I go to the end, then go over the track and the guard rail to get on Carson about 100 yards from the Glenwood Bridge. I guess there are other options by following the support road for the tracks, but no official exit around there.
All-in-all, then end of the trail is like the old-school “recreation only” rail trails.
A simlar situation happens with teh trail beteen Hazelwood and Duck Hollow – the Hazelwood end is an illegal entrance, but close enough to the road that is easy to get to.
I figured there must be a way to get to Becks Run Rd since that’s a major street up into Carrick. I didn’t see the gate, so I guess my biggest complaint is signage.
I’d hate to have to try to cross those tracks with a parked train, though. It’s bad enough trying to cross live tracks. I once did drag my bike under a parked train (btwn 62StBr and Millvale). It’s scary, and damn difficult, too.
All told, for a first-time user, I felt like being on the Turnpike between Bedford and Breezewood, 40+ miles between exits, only with no signs and a U-turn at the end.