Allegheny Highlands Trail: Rockwood to Garrett

EASY 2 reviews

Allegheny Highlands Trail: Rockwood to Garrett is a 14.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rockwood, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

river

This section of the trail is an open-air geology classroom with marker posts along the length pointing out specific features. GR9 marks an exposed section of the Lower Kittanning coal seam. GR5 is the Wymps Gap fossil quarry with a Mississippian Period limestone bed associated brachiopod fossils. GR3 has "festooned crossbedding" which represents sand dunes just beneath the surface of an ancient shoreline.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016