For up-to-date information on the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Allegheny Trail Alliance Web site
and to discover Trail Towns along the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Trail Town Program Web site
The YRT North Section is a 43-mile limestone surfaced trail built along the "railbanked" right-of-way of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad between McKeesport and Connellsville. The north section of trail has been completed from just north of Boston down to Connellsville and is open and free to the public!
The trail continues to Confluence for 66 continuous miles of one of the most beautiful trails in the country. The trail is designed as a non-motorized, shared-use, recreational trail for bicycling, walking, fishing and canoe access, hiking, nature study, historic appreciation, cross country skiing, picnicking, and horseback riding.
The smooth surfaced trail is accessible to people of all ages and all physical abilities. The trail parallels the West Side of the Youghiogheny River and connects many small towns and rural open spaces along the entire river valley.
This trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 152 mile bicycle and walking trail that will eventually connect Pittsburgh with the C&O Canal in Cumberland, MD, on non-motorized trails.
Rode this section of the trail as day 1 of a 6 day Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) - Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) canal trip. This section was wonderful. Rode through Buena Vista, Sutersville, West Newton, Smithton, Whitsett, Perryopolis, Dawson and Connellsville ...
On Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend my wife and I did an out and back of 37 miles from Smithton to Connellsville. The only thing better that the weather was the condition of the trail, it was in perfect shape with thousand of beautiful flowers in ...
21 March, 2010
Just to note that the trail is impassible in both directions from Sutersville due to fallen trees. There are many, many trees that are going to have to be removed, and I can only imagine that this is true for a very long section of the ...