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In my last review (very recent, and in fact, just yesterday) of this section of the Great Allegheny Passage, I complained about the very poor condition of the trail. Well, I rode this section again today just to see if it was repaired yet. Lo and behold, it was! New limestone was laid down on the entire 10+ mile length between Ohiopyle and Confluence. This made for a smooth, fantastic ride. I hope that the trail will be continually maintained like this. Congratulations and a BIG Thank You to the crews who did this work!! What a great surprise this was. The trail was fun again.
Generally a great trail. However, the section between Ohiopyle and Confluence is in dire need of repair. I don't know when the last time crushed limestone has been added to this trail, but it must have been 15 years ago. The last few years, this section has been very rough on tires. There is actually no limestone in several places, and you are riding on exposed base stone, which is very rough. Rough enough to destroy a tire if you are moving fast. On my last trip this past spring, the trail condition was still horrible. I'm hoping that the trail has been repaired by now (August 2020).
A few short areas that are on road but well marked. Started west at Winslow.... about 4% down so coming back, the finish was a challenge for the last 4 miles. Seems that part is not used much. Neat to go into Punxsy and see Phil. Just go off the trail for a few blocks in town. Punsxy Pizza was good.
Very nice trail, we started in Brookville and went to mile 6 at the junction with the spur. Tougher ride back once you hit Hawthorn as it is a long gradual climb. It's railroad grade but very long. Neat tunnels, short but not lit so bring a strong light. In New Bethlehem there are several places to grab a bite to eat. We stopped at a Subway on the trail and it is the nicest Subway I've ever seen. Surface was good as it held up even in the pouring rain.
Main section of the trail, from Marianne to Leeper is completed . Asphalt paved in 2018. The mid section, for a few miles, which includes Lucinda, is old tar and chipped in rough condition.
Plans to extend the trail from Leeper and to the North are in the makings. Surface is grated and rideable for the time being if you'd like to attempt it.
The trail goes though open fields of farmlands and shaded wooded areas.
Along the trail in the mid section is Chris & Reds Variety store which is neat to go into....everything from flea market items, antiques, and new merchandise. Something interesting to stop for. Also along the trail there is a farm market which is open seasonal. The train station in Lucinda has a new deck put out on the front.
In Leeper there is a restaurant / ice cream stand and a Dollar Store.
We travel over an hour to get to this trail and enjoy it every time we ride there.
Great, flat, well maintained trail... the rocks, and coloring right now is absolutely beautiful.
Rode 4.1 miles along train tracks starting at the Westbridge parking lot. The trail is very well maintained crushed gravel.
I go on this trial when I get the chance too. My dog loves it. It is a beautiful trail and there are friendly people. Very well kept up with and it’s beautiful when the sun shines.
We rode the bulgar to Walker Mills section today so now we have rides the entire trail. Nice surface except one section that was really rough in spots. Was downhill all the way to Walker Mills so ride back was not as fast. Will definitely be riding this trail again.
Great for cyclists of all ages and levels. Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle was a great trip; lots of shade on a 90+ degree day made the heat not be much of an issue. Riders are very respectful with covid. Bring lots of water- water stations are hit/miss at present. A+ trail!
So much to see and a great trail to experience. I can see why this was voted Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year in 2014.
Parked at the Lawsonham Road trailhead at mile 5.9. You can reach this parking lot easily it's just a few miles from Rimersburg.
Trail surface is packed crushed limestone in very good condition. We biked from Lawsonham to New Bethlehem and back and also a section towards the Armstrong Trail split and as an added bonus and workout, part of the Sligo Spur. Ended up with 35 miles for the day.
If you bike from Lawsonham to New Bethlehem, it's a 28 mile roundtrip. There are trail services, shops and eateries in New Bethlehem.
The section between Lawsonham and New Bethlehem is very scenic and serene. Quiet and peaceful with virtually no cell phone service.
Some of the beautiful sights you will come across are the Long Point Tunnel and rest stop. You will also pass an old brick factory. Mile 17 is the beautiful Climax tunnel having been refurbished in August 2018. At mile 19 is the old Coke Ovens. Also at mile 19, the trail is washed out. It was washed out following a terrible heavy rainstorm in July 2019. Thanks to the trail volunteers for constructing a temporary wooden bridge near the wash out so you can continue your journey safely along the trail.
We had lunch in New Bethlehem. Got our water bottles refilled and returned back to the parking area.
I am always up for a challenge so I pedaled up the Sligo Spur. I only went a few miles since I already had in 30 for the day and was quite tired. It's a struggle pedaling uphill with that grade but a lovely fast downhill ride back to the car at the bottom.
Next up in the other section of the trail, New Bethlehem to Brookville.
This trail is an absolute hidden gem.
We rode this trail from Toulon to Princeville today. It was great! The path was very good. It is mostly shaded. Excellent. We stopped in Wyoming on our way back for lunch. Ate at 111 Coffee Shop. Don’t be fooled, this is NOT just a coffee shop. The lunch was delicious. And it is decorated all with bikes! Perfect for us bikers. And check out the bathroom. Cute!!! Can’t wait to do more of the route from Princeville going south.
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