Welcome to Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service. This site preserves the remains of the Allegheny Portage Railroad, which was a critical link for the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal from 1834 to 1854. Using a system of inclined planes and other more level stretches of railroad, the Portage allowed canal boats and their goods and passengers to go from one section of the canal up and over the Allegheny Mountains to the other section so they could continue on their journey between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. You are now at the Dry Run Road Trailhead for the park’s Inclines 6 to 10 Trail, which follows the path of two versions of the Portage Railroad. Please become familiar with our rules and regulations posted on the informational panel here at the trailhead. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trail and pets must be on a leash at all times. Certain sections of the trail are for both hiking and bicycling, while others are for hiking only. Some sections of the hiking trail are very steep and uneven. Please pace yourself and watch your step. Most important of all, enjoy your day on our trails and take the time to also stop in our visitor center and see the rest of the park which is just off the Gallitizin exit of New Route 22. For more information about the park and special events, please call 814-886-6150. For emergencies, please dial 911.