Preserving Natural Beauty
Enjoy Trails, Water Vistas, and Wildlife
The Tuna Valley Trail Association (TVTA) is a local grass roots organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and linking of the natural corridors throughout the Tuna Valley.
Objectives are to promote multiple uses of these corridors into an integrated system of pedestrian, hiking, biking and jogging trails — all for the betterment of residents and visitors alike to enjoy the historic, scenic and natural beauty of the area.
Naming opportunities exist for bridges, walkways and trails. Contact us for more information.
Crook Farm Loop North Trail
Located along the west side of the Tunungwant Creek from Bolivar Drive to Tuna Crossroads. This non-motorized trail is 10′ wide and constructed with a compacted crushed gravel surface. Highlights along the trail include historic Crook Farm, water vistas, and wildlife along the Tuna Creek. Trailheads are located at: Crook Farm, Seaward Avenue, Bradford and along Bolivar Drive across from Graham Packaging.
Future plans call for this trail to “loop” back to Bolivar Drive from Tuna Crossroads once the new bridge is constructed for Tuna Creek.
The Indian Pipe Trail
A 7.4-mile multi-use, non-motorized hiking, biking, jogging trail that crosses a 4,000-acre tract of Allegheny Northern Hardwood forest under the stewardship of the Bradford City Water Authority. Trailheads: Rt. 346, west of Bradford-across from Marilla Reservoir, Interstate Parkway near the gate to the Allegany State Park, NY.
The master plan of the entire Tuna Valley Trail System called “The Tuna Valley Trail and Greenway Study” has been completed and has been hailed by the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) as a document to be used as an example for other communities planning trail systems.
Plans include construction of over 50 miles of trails linking existing established outdoor recreation areas of the Allegheny National Forest, the Allegany State Park, the Kinzua Bridge State Park, Marilla Reservoir and a variety of natural and heritage sites within McKean County.
Marilla Brook Reservoir Trail
A one-mile non-motorized trail surrounding the beautiful Marilla Brook Reservoir. Three bridges will be constructed along this woodland trail. A wooden covered bridge spans the spillway providing outstanding vistas across the water and of the hillside forest. A trailhead area with parking will also be constructed.
Tuna Creek West Trail
Approximately 1.4 miles in length this trail follows the West Branch of the Tuna Creek from Onofrio Street to Clarks Lane with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford featured along the trail.
The trail will consist a 10′ wide asphalt paved and compacted crushed gravel surfaces and will have several bridges. This non-motorized trail will wind along the banks of the Tungawant.
Tuna Valley South Trail
This trail will extend approximately five miles from historic downtown Bradford to the Borough of Lewis Run on a former rail bed. Featured along this trail is the entrance to historic Bradford, the Zippo/Case Museum and the Penn-Brad Oil Museum. Three trailheads will be constructed along the trail. Upon completion the trail will be wide enough for both pedestrian and motorized use.
Become a Member
For more information on how to become a member,
please contact us at:
Tuna Valley Trail Association
PO Box 450
Bradford, PA 16701