Sunday, October 30, 2022

Youghiogheny River Trail

The River Trail is a 27 mile segment of the Great Allegheny Passage which travels 150 miles along the abandoned rail bed of the Western Maryland Railway and joins the C&O Canal Towpath to make a continuous 334 mile well maintained, crushed gravel trail  all the way from Pittsburgh, Pa to Washington, DC.

We went about three miles before turning around but the River Trail is so pretty that we'll surely make more trips on it in the future. We parked at Cedar Creek Park in the lot at Pavilion 12 and went north. The river flows north at this point so for an easier return trip go south instead. The trail is wide, smooth, and almost level with shade and occasional views of the river.

Some of the lots are large enough for any vehicle. Trail  40.17656, -79.76968


  1. We spent some time on the GAP, and, you're right, the section we were on was simply gorgeous. If we ever return to PA, we'd try to get in another bike ride on a different section.