Yough River Trail - Smithton to Whitsett

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Yough River Trail - Smithton to Whitsett is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.3 km Elevation Gain: 18 m Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

river

views

Smithton Beach, on the river near the parking lot, is noted locally for it's fine fishing. It's also a local swimming spot but currents can be swift and a few fatalities make the recommendation to stay ashore. Whitsett is a National Historic District, a classic coal patch town. 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 markers for trail miles to Cumberland.

bike touring
no shade
28 days ago

Great Day For a Ride

Wanted to test my new bike out. I’ve been under the weather and hadn’t got a chance to ride it at all until doing this trail. It’s just a Walmart bike but it’s good enough for me. I started off in Smithton Beach area and road to Whitsett. Started my ride at 7:00pm & got to my turn around in Whitsett at around 7:25. Took a small break to yup my review at the ballpark before heading back to my truck. I remember doing this section before a few years ago but I had come from West Newton. It’s a nice trail all around really enjoy. Recommended for anyone.

mountain biking
Thu Oct 06 2011

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mountain biking
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hiking
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horseback riding
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hiking
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hiking
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road biking
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paddle sports
Sat Aug 01 2015