Youghiogheny River Trail (South) - Great Allegheny Passage

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

Trailheads at Confluence, Ohiopyle, Connellsville.


   August, 2012 by jiggs1960

My wife and I have only been riding trails for a year and a half now, but have put on about 2000 miles in that time (we have no lives outside of riding). Most of our riding is done in Eastern Pennsylvania/Northern Md. and have hit most of the trails in more

TenTimes The Scenery on a Bike!

   August, 2012 by jaylunndec174real

Started Around The Bridge in The town Of Ohio Pyle. Rode North Around Seven Miles. A quick ride out with crazy amounts of cliffs and rapids you would need an all day hike to see. 2 Hours out we turned back and found the return ride to be just as Awesome. more

Very scenic trail - Aug. 26, 2010

   September, 2010 by stilts 1946

We rode this trail from Ohiopyle to the outskirts of Confluence and back, about 20 miles. Beautiful and shaded trail from start to finish. Stopping to watch rafters and kayakers going through the rapids was entertaining. The trail follows the river the more