Yough River Trail - West Newton to Cedar Creek is a 3.4 mile point-to-point trail located near West Newton, PA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
cross country skiing
Rail trail past a vast, abandoned mine complex into Cedar Creek Park. (3 miles) The most prominent feature of this section of the Youghiogheny River Trail is the abandoned Banning No.4 Mine. Most of the structures have been torn down but one structure remains and continues to operate. The pumping and filtration station is processing 8 million gallons of mine runoff a day to protect the Yough River ecosystem. The scenery improves dramatically as the trail continues South into Cedar Creek Park. 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.
Allso free camping at Cedar Creek Park. I will second the food at the trailside inn.
Nice Section of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. Theres a free tent and lean-to camp site just north of I-70. (However the all night trains are intense)
This part of the Great Allegheny Passage is my favorite. It has the West Newton Bike Shop and best of all, the Trailside Inn..Really good food!