Youghiogheny River Trail - Ohiopyle to Confluence is a 10.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful rapids nearby. (11 miles) The beauty of the Southern Ohiopyle section of the trail rivals that of the Northern section. Rapids abound and there are plenty of places to leave the trail and find your way down to the rivers edge. Approaching Confluence is a place known as Turkeyfoot, the confluence of Laurel Hill Creek, the Youghiogheny and Cassleman Rivers. George Washington slept here in 1754 and there is a plaque here telling you all about it. Confluence is also the connecting point to the Allegheny Highlands Trail which continues 30 miles to Meyersdale and will eventually extend to Cumberland, Md and the C&O Canal Towpath. The TOPO! Overlay file included with this review contains data for the entire 70 miles of the Youghiogheny River Trail from McKeesport to Confluence.
Couldn't have asked for a better day trip! The little town of Ohiopyle was such an amazing town. Cute shops & little hometown restaurants. Not time to mention the BEAUTIFUL waterfalls and trails! Will be going back very soon and hopefully to camp since there are sites along the trails! Also, the drive from WV was absolutely beautiful!
One of my favorite trails to hike this portion of PA, Laurel Highlands.
Amazing, peaceful, exciting and family friendly. Gorgeous area with amazing scenery.
My favorite bike ride in the area. I love biking the trail and hearing hearing the sounds of the river at the same time. There have been several 90 degree days in which I've hit this trail and enjoyed the coolness of the river. If going from Ohiopyle to Confluence, stop by Lucky Dog Cafe in Confluence for a great meal and wonderful margaritas.
Oh the Yough, by far one of my favorite places to be, this trail has so much to offer. However the river is where I spend most of my time, as nice as the trail is the river (in my eyes) shows much more beauty. If you haven't been out on the river I strongly suggest going!