Pennsylvania's Allegheny Highlands Trail follows the former right-of-way of the Western Maryland Railroad through Somerset County, PA. This trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage
, a 150-mile multi-use path that connects Pittsburgh with the C&O Canal
towpath in Cumberland, MD.
The Allegheny Highlands Trail features some historical structures, including the Salisbury Viaduct, 1,908 feet long and more than 100 feet at its highest point. Also along the trail you'll find the Keystone Viaduct, a 910-foot-long bridge, and the Big Savage Tunnel, 3,294 feet long.
Most of the Allegheny Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania follows the Youghiogheny River where it passes through the scenic gorges of the Laurel Highlands.
Parking at all of the trailheads is free. There is trailhead parking adjacent to the trail at the Meyersdale Station, Garrett, Rockwood, Markleton and Fort Hill.
*Equestrian use is only permitted on the section of trail from Garrett to Rockwood, with parking available at the trailhead in Garrett.
I drove to Cumberland and started out about 11:00 am. Stopped in Frostburg for lunch and arrived there just after the train. It is all uphill, but not too bad, but the highlights are well worth it. Crossing the Mason-Dixon Line, the great view just before ...
On April 27 through 29 my wife and I rode the Allegheny Highlands Trail of Pennsylvania, which is part of the Great Allegheny Passage. We stayed in Somerset and rode 3 out and backs. Day 1 was from Confluence to Rockwood, a 38 mile round trip, day 2 was ...
"We completed the entire route from McKeesport/ Boston to DC, 5 times. The Allegheny trail is in very good condition. The trail is mostly crushed stone with a hint of dirt every so often. One thing you must understand is when you are traveling W-E on ...