Allegheny Highlands Trail: Garrett to Meyersdale

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Garrett, Pennsylvania

Allegheny Highlands Trail: Garrett to Meyersdale is a 15.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Garrett, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 15.3 km Elevation Gain: 106 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking


The Green Mountain Wind Farm is just South of Garrett and consists of half a dozen huge three-blade turbines. They are an almost surreal sight along the trail.But when you get to the Salisbury Viaduct you're in for an even bigger treat. Not only is the Viaduct itself impressive (1908' long and 101 above the Cassleman River and Rt. 219) but on the hills beyond Meyersdale is the FPL Energy Wind Farm with 20 turbines across Meadow Mountain.

We decided to go on this hike based on its positive reviews and moderate rating. This was definitely a bike path and should be classified as easy. We had a great time and it’s a pretty walk, but if you’re looking to hike definitely try elsewhere.

8 months ago

Great walk with the pups. The viaduct is about two miles from the parking area and definitely worth it. Scenery is pretty dynamic. Fair amount of bikes. Would love to do more next time.

mountain biking
Sun Jul 22 2018

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.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Beautiful, enjoyable bike trail.

horseback riding
Sat Nov 14 2015

This section of the trail is permissible to horses all the way to rockwood, pa. Make sure your horses are trained to bikes and trains!! Nice trail

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Tue Jun 04 2013