Yough River Trail - Cedar Creek Park to Smithton is a 2.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Featuring a unique geological formation called a tufa. (3 miles) This section of trail features a unique geologic feature called a tufa. Rainwater percolates down through decaying vegetation and forms a stream that picks up carbonic aci. The acidic water dissolves the underlying limestone which then separates out a bit farther downstream as tufa, coating everything it comes in contact with. It's like a cave stalagtite that relies on a healthy ecosystem to survive and grow. It is one of the few such formations in the country. There is also the entirety of Cedar Creek Park which has hiking, camping, fishing and boating facilities. This section of trail features two sets of mile markers. The original P&LE markers measuring rail miles to Pittsburgh and the new plastic Great Allegheny Passage merkers for trail miles to Cumberland.