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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.

Distance: 52.7 miles Elevation Gain: 6,151 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



paddle sports

road biking

scenic driving



bird watching


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)!

Mon Feb 05 2018

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.