Yough River Trail - Cedar Creek Park to Smithton

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Yough River Trail - Cedar Creek Park to Smithton is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

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Featuring a unique geological formation called a tufa. (3 miles) This section of trail features a unique geologic feature called a tufa. Rainwater percolates down through decaying vegetation and forms a stream that picks up carbonic aci. The acidic water dissolves the underlying limestone which then separates out a bit farther downstream as tufa, coating everything it comes in contact with. It's like a cave stalagtite that relies on a healthy ecosystem to survive and grow. It is one of the few such formations in the country. There is also the entirety of Cedar Creek Park which has hiking, camping, fishing and boating facilities. This section of trail features two sets of mile markers. The original P&LE markers measuring rail miles to Pittsburgh and the new plastic Great Allegheny Passage merkers for trail miles to Cumberland.

walking
1 month ago

walking
4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Another Easy Run. I enjoy this part of the trail.

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

walking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

road biking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great scenic ride while biking.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Great for biking or running...