The Stonycreek Driving Tour is a 52.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Johnstown, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views 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.

Length52.7 miElevation gain6151 ftRoute typeLoop
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Experiencing the beauty, excitement, history and activity of The Stonycreek, with the convenience of your conveyance! The Stonycreek is a river atop the Allegheny Plateau in Southwestern Pennsylvania that is known for its whitewater boating and wilderness-style fly-fishing. But there's much more here: the family-friendly resources of Quemahoning Lake ... event-packed Greenhouse Park ... the natural beauty of the Stonycreek Valley ... histories of coal mining and immigrants ... and a dramatic story of a river's return to life. This Driving Tour will give you a good taste of what The Stonycreek is all about -- and provide a fantastic half-day outing for you and your family. This is more than a motor tour, though. To truly experience the Stony, you'll need to leave your vehicle, look around, hike a bit and maybe even put on swimming trunks ... waders ... or a PFD (personal flotation device)!

The Stonycreek is easily accessible from US Route 22 to the north or from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-70/76) and US 219 from the south. Maps and directions are available on this website: This is a recreational destination area that offers something for all ages, lifestyles and personalities. The website provides information on the activities, tips on how and where to enjoy them, a calendar of events, and ways to find lodging and eating places. While this corridor offers scenic beauty and recreational opportunities during all four seasons, winter driving here can be hazardous due to the elevation and winds atop the Allegheny Plateau. And much of the tour is on hilly and winding secondary roads. Caution and attention to weather forecasts are advised during the winter season.

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Tyler McCandless
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The falls is way bigger than I expected. The trail is super steep but the first 10 feet are the most dangerous because it is loose gravel. The falls would have been much cooler if it had rained recently.

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Lorrie (LJS)
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If you begin at the kayak launch and head towards the woods, the river walk is quite breathtaking, especially during Fall. Moderate hike, as you can go off-the-trail to the train tracks which leads to a gorgeous view near the bridge.