Allegheny Highlands Trail-Meyersdale to Deal is a 8.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Meyersdale, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Wind turbines and rail trail. (7 miles) Just east of Meyersdale one will come across a gaping hole in the trail. The Bowest Bridge is being dismantled and will be moved here to bridge this gap. In the meantime, there is a little bit of an off-trail bypass. Once that is done, you will easily be able to get to the 910 foot Keystone Viaduct. Two of the support pillars were knocked out to straighten the road below and the three spans were replaced by a single girder. And above it all are the power turbines of the FPL Energy Wind Farm. This section is steeper than the rest of the trail to the north with a 0.8% grade up towards Big Savage Tunnel. The TOPO! Overlay file included with this review contains data for the entire 60 miles of the Allegheny Highlands Trail from Confluence to Cumberland
I walk and pony cart on this trail pretty regularly. It is a well maintained trail with the river running directly along side... There is also a railroad track that is semi-frequently used running alongside the trail down over the hill a slight distance.
The trail is semi-busy. You will see bikers mostly.
I take my miniature pony cart and ponies down this trail... I like this trail, but sometimes people linger on benches along the wY and that is a little eerie when you are alone...
Overall, nice place to walk,bike, or ride horses
(Horse riding is only allowed from garret, pa to rockwood, pa section of this trail). And make sure your horses are trained to bikes and trains for sure!!!!!!