Yough River Trail - McKeesport to Boston is a 4.3 mile point-to-point trail located near McKeesport, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Unremarkable urban connector to points south. (4 miles) There is very little to recommend the trail through McKeesport except that it is the northern terminus of the Yough River Trail. From town to the 15th Street Bridge, the trail surface is soft and sandy so that when it gets wet, bike tires leave deep ruts. It seems almost an afterthought, cutting through empty lots and up disused driveways. Only after crossing the river approaching the Durabond Bypass does the trail surface become the even, crushed limestone typical of the rest of the trail into Maryland. From the 15th St. Bridge to Eden Park there is a 1.5 mile spur that is paved. Through-bikers on their way south would do well to start their trek at Boston.
Maybe it's different to ride a bike, but the area in McKeesport is hardly a trail, more like a paved sidewalk through a rough, noisy part of town. Won't be back.
great bike trail
Biked Yough river trail with my son Bobby and one of his friends back in 2000 from McKeesport to Ohiopyle. A memorable/wonderful experience; nice first day, quite a bit of rain day 2.
Good trail, nicely maintained... Not a great area of town... Beginning of the trail goes through shady neighborhoods... Upside is it is very quiet, and you don't have to battle many other hikers/bikers... Ok once, doubt I would return... Better trails elsewhere...