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Beautiful scenery along the river

A beautiful trail from Garrett to Meyersdale, the girlfriend and I headed here for her first slightly "longer" rail trail. The area is beautiful and the viaduct provides a breathtaking vista. The former station at Meyersdale, which now serves as a historic society museum was a great source of information with very friendly staff. If you get to stop we both highly recommend the GI Dayroom Coffee house to refuel. The ride to Meyersdale is a very slight grade, almost imperceptible, but the ride back is a treat for anyone who wants to release their inner speed freak. We will definitely be returning for a longer trip once she gets herself more comfortable.

This one of the sections of the Yough River Trail that I walk. It is a nice flat trail to enjoy at any time of the day. I walk either in mornings or evenings to avoid other walkers or runners. I see deer and other small wild animals often. I start my walk in Buena Vista and go to the Dravo campground. I enjoy sitting on a bench or at a table under the pavilion once I’m there before I walk back to Buena Vista. I have camped here many times. I’ve met some nice thru-riders that camp there on their way to Washington DC.

This is a great trail. It is maintained extremely well. Vintondale to Nanty Glo is a challenge, but all tje other sections are great. I would recommend anyone on this trail.

Nice trail to bike on. Make sure you do on a weekend so you have enough time to enjoy it. A little hilly near Slickville, but all in all a nice trail.

Fun family trail!

1 month ago

This trail goes paste a waste management plant and runs parallel with railroad tracks less than halfway through. And it’s definitely NOT moderate. This is an easy, nicely manicured walking trail

Good, long, flat trail. love that it is along a working rail. scenery near Westmoreland community was pretty.

4 months ago

This is a trail that stretches on for a couple miles. It’s mainly for biking, but walkers/runners use it, too. The difficulty is easy, but depending on how FAR you’re biking or walking, it can be more difficult.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Excellent trail. So many offshoots to explore. Easy hike or run or bike. Great scenery and peace and quiet. I only saw 2 people in a few hours here

Beautiful, enjoyable bike trail.

Monday, July 24, 2017

First mile or so was very nice. Got confused when the trail opened up into a large active construction zone just after a waste treatment plant. Turned around at that point.

This is a rail trail that gets a little steeper after mile 5. The difficulty of the whole trip is in the length, not the inclines. The trail is bikeable all the way so for someone on foot it's easy if you're fit.

mountain biking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Well, what everyone says is true. the first 4.5 miles are easy, but once you get to the 5th mile it gets difficult due to the hills you have to climb. However, still very fun and a very nice trail!!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

it is what one my expect for a Rail Trail. it goes through some pretty forest stream areas. there is an active trail that crosses it. this section is a 1% grade with crushed stone and gravel. I did not encounter any trash or dog stool. Make sure you are aware of poison ivy it is located throughout. it makes for a nice in and out but also connects with allegheny passage trail system.

road biking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Well kept trail and nice people the whole ride. This trail is for joggers and street bikes.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This trail is a great and easy walking path, a nice way to get out and get some fresh air and easily enjoyable for the whole family....Do get directions for parking off the ghost town trail website instead of using the directions button on this page it does not take you to it but other than that a really nice trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great overnight camping trip with my oldest son and his friend from West Milton to Ohio Pyle on Yough River in '99.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Amazingly something. We were still game to walk it, even after we discovered it was one of those "1% grade trails" or "rail trails". BUT! Ok, it was 70 degrees in February and the sun was burning with having no leaf cover.... we were cool with everything even the waste station... until the flat trail merged with a Wal-mart parking lot wide sized gravel highway leading off to nowhere. We actually turned around. Never before have we given up a trail. Amazing, sad and gross... somebody prove us wrong.

Friday, January 13, 2017

definitely easy, great for beginners but only the beginning and part of the middle is scenic! great for locals to exercise at

mountain biking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Went 64 total miles. Last ten miles was hard

mountain biking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trail is nice and level. No cell phone service at all.

mountain biking
Monday, October 10, 2016

OMG Too much work. Part of this trail is very easy and part i difficult.

mountain biking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Never worked this hard on a rail trail. There is a lot of vertical. Some of it is the gentle slope you are expecting and some is a leg burner. It goes over a hill that will provide a serious climb.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Really good trail. Can't wait to ride the whole thing.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Good for biking

road biking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Very quick, quite boring to say the least.

mountain biking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Love it.. Did 25 miles.. Going all the way to ohiopyle next ride probably next week.. You can stop and take a dip in the river on your ride..

mountain biking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very well-maintained trail! I travelled from the John Saylor Park in Blacklick to the Scott Glen Bridge around the 12 mile marker and returned back. Very nice views with some history along the way. Chances are you'll encounter some wildlife along the way. I spotted two porcupines crossing the trail and a few deer here and there.

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