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
This trail has been named as one of the best walking trails in the world. Writing in the October 1994 issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine, Rita Ariyoshi named the Youghiogheny River Trail among 19 paths from France to New Zealand as "The World's Best Walks". It's a popular trail, and hence can be a busy one. In nine years from 1986 to 1995 the number of user-days grew from 45,000 to 200,000.
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.
Trailheads at Confluence, Ohiopyle, Connellsville.