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What a great trail of crushed limestone…great climb up from Cumberland at 660’ to about 2,600’ at the Eastern Continental Divide, then a slow decline the rest of the way to Pittsburgh. Great B&B’s along the way in Meyersdale, Rockwood, Confluence…Ohiopyle State Park is one of a few terrific places to stay for the night and take a day off for whitewater rafting. Also take a moment for a bit of hiking or even a trip to see Falling Waters, a Frank Lloyd Wright home built on a waterfall. Only went as far as West Newton this time around but will be back to do it again. Many also start at Pittsburgh and finish at Cumberland enjoying a 24 mile downhill ride into town. Many choices for food and shelter.
Approx 15 miles round trip from Homestead Waterfront mile marker 140 1/2 to McKeesport mile marker 133. Parked at the waterfront in West Homestead and traveled on about a mile of crushed limestone. The rest of the trail was paved and is managed by the Steel Valley Trails Association. You will pass Allegheny Goatscape where the goats are maintaining the river hillside. Also the Pump House and a short bike lane segment. Mile marker 137 is at Kennywood Amusement Park. Mile 133 is a former industrial site area. Coming back from McKeesport I caught up with a group of cyclists who were on on their last stretch of the 150 mile trail. They were almost to Pittsburgh.
Approx 12 1/2 mile round trip. Parked at the waterfront in West Homestead (mile 141) and went to Southside Community Park and back. This entire section is aslphalt paved. This section went through Sand Castle water park, passed the Hays Eagles nest, though the Southside (Hot Metal Bridge area) and to the Community Park. West Homestead Waterfront is where the old stacks are from the Steel Mill.
It was a nice late Spring evening for a ride on the trail. Not real crowded at that time of the day. Trail is asphalt paved in very good condition.
While re-visiting Pittsburgh, and coming off the Three Rivers Heritage trail, I made a stop on this trail. I was tipped off by a friendly cyclist at the Point (Fountain) to take a ride up to Washington's Crossing. Only a few miles from the Point. I thought it was a neat piece of history.
To get to Herr Island and Washington's Crossing, stay on The Three Rivers Heritage Trail at the North Shore towards Millvale. The trail is crushed limestone as you approach the Island. Once on the Island the trail is either side streets (interesting residential area of cute townhouses) or gravel and dirt trail. I was ok on a Hybrid type bike and it wasn't a lot of miles I was getting in. I pedaled to the other side of the Island to see Washington's Crossing.
Approx 13 miles round trip. Parked near the Hot Metal bridge (mile marker 145) and rode the trail to the Point (mile 150). Continued the trail along the North Shore to Washingtons Crossing in Millvale.
I will admit at first, around mile marker 140 the trail goes between two throughways in the city and it was quite noisy and dirty. Just stuff flying in the air dirty. I pedaled along the Mon Warf area and came out at Point State Park. A nice Pittsburgher told me about crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge and following the North Shore to Washingtons Crossing in Millvale. So I did that and came back staying on the Roberto Clemente Bridge into Downtown Pittsburgh and using the bike friendly bike lanes. Also biked through Market Square and PPG Place. Crossed over the Smithfield Street bridge into Station square and rode along the other side of the Monongahela river through South Side.
Todays ride was asphalt paved except for the short loop on Herr Island at Washington Crossing. Herr Island is a park and also residential areas.
While visiting Pittsburgh I took to this trail numerous times and did not get bored even though I rode some of the same sections multiple times. Basically I covered mile marker 150 (the Point) to mile marker 133 McKeesport. This section is paved with the exception of mile 140 at the Waterfront in West Homestead. So much history to see and it was great taking a trip down memory lane since I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I have photo's to post and will review each ride separately as short rides with highlights. This trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)
June 5th - my brother and myself had a wonderful day biking the Panhandle and a little of the Montour. We started at the McDonald Trail Station and on a surprising note there was a pancake breakfast benefit. We met a nice couple that was working there selling the tickets and items benefiting the trail. Were awesome to talk to. We started the trail going east. We always enjoy seeing dedications to the war hero's - there was a very nice one in Oakdale. We met folks / scouts working on the flower beds that day too. Trails always offer things to see or explore. Rennerdale - there is a place you can look for fern fossils. The best part of this trail was near the end before Walker's Mill. There is a beautiful rock quarry that is a must see. We came back to the McDonald Trail Station and had some fantastic blueberry pancakes before going west. The trail station is a museum too. A lot of oil history. Not to far west is where you are by Montour trail. We did go over the McDonald Trestle bridge on our way back. It really is a must to do. Our west trip took us as far as Joffre. In Bulgar, is another nice war memorial to those that served. What was most enjoyable is a stretch where the trail travels through a large open area where it has a slight hill climb but there are some good pictures if you like this type of scenery. The day ended with good ice-cream in McDonalds at M.A.'s Ice Cream Shop. My brother had the largest 'small' ice cream cone I ever saw.
I enjoyed this 36 mile RT ride and recommend exploring this spur. I found it even more enjoyable than the very pleasant Dilltown to Vintondale segment of the trail that immediately preceded it. The first 4 miles of the spur were great, with some surprises at the end of that segment, i.e. scenic rapids and a section that allowed me to ride just inches from the water, which was high from recent rains. The next four miles (Snitty's Way) were an uphill grade and very sunny with too little shade for my taste on a hot day. The last 4 miles were pleasant and shady again. The ride back down the spur to Vintondale was easy and fast, mostly a slight downhill grade. All in all, a good day on the trail.
This pretty trail is less than ideal for only a few reasons: 1) parts are gravel and parts paved, which frustrates riders who crave pave 2) it can be quite hot on a warm day, with too little shade for long stretches, 3) it does not parallel a stream or river, for those who prefer to bike along waterways, and 4) if you want to do the whole trail from PA to WVA in one day, stay overnight, and come back the next, the good news is that there are at least 3 motels near the trail's end in Weirton. The bad news is that they're over 1 mile straight up a long hill from the trail's end, requiring bikers to ride on the berm of busy Rte. 22 (or take the longer Cove Rd.) to the lodging options at Three Springs Drive. For those who might want to travel from Weirton to Pittsburgh and stay over, I know of no lodging w/i 3 miles of the Walker's Mill endpoint.
Only a few places towards the shinnston end are not blacktop very nice ride do recommend
Rode from Saltsburg to Rangos and back. This section of the trail lives up to it's five star rating. If you're looking for bridges or tunnels all you get are two bridges and a road underpass in the first 3 minutes of riding but you do ride along the Loyalhanna Creek for a ways. This is just a very nice, shady trail in the woods most of the time and the trail surface is in good condition. The caveat is that after a few miles you start a long, consistent uphill climb. My Garmin bike computer put it at 3% most of the time and at 4% once. There is one small community, Slickville, along the way but I didn't see any amenities there. After you top out you'll go back down a ways and cross a large reservoir before coming to the end of this section. Of course, that climb means a nice run back down on the way back. I thoroughly enjoyed this trail.
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