Youghiogheny River Trail

Trail follows Youghiogheny River banks in Ohiopyle State Park. The trail features scenic views of the river, cascading feeder streams, maturing deciduous forests.

photo: Picture the Yough. Photo by Mary Shaw. Type:
Length: 28.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Ohiopyle State Park
States: Pennsylvania
Counties:
Latitude: 40.161   Longitude: -79.759

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Description

The Youghiogheny River Trail has 27 miles of trail in the Ohiopyle State Park and is part of the Great Allegheny Passage that connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland. The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the rail bed for the Western Maryland Railroad. This trail is suitable for all ages and accessible to people with disabilities. Rental bicycles are available. The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing and can be used to combine a bike ride or hike with some excellent wilderness trout fishing or hunting.

Additional Details

Width: 108 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1988

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Featured NRT page from American Trails

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
State Park Manager
Ohiopyle State Park
P.O. Box 105
Ohiopyle , PA 15470
(724) 329-8591
Ohiopyle.sp@al.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

Photos

Picture the Yough. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Picture the Yough. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Playing in Railroad Rapid. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Playing in Railroad Rapid. Photo by Mary Shaw.

 

Dravo Cemetery. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Dravo Cemetery. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Coke Ovens shuttle. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Coke Ovens shuttle. Photo by Mary Shaw.

 

Rapids in the mist. Photo by Mary Knutty.

Rapids in the mist. Photo by Mary Knutty.

Rock Tent. Photo by Mary Knutty.

Rock Tent. Photo by Mary Knutty.

 

Summer rain. Photo by Mary Knutty.

Summer rain. Photo by Mary Knutty.

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