Yough River Trail - West Newton to Cedar Creek

EASY 7 reviews

Yough River Trail - West Newton to Cedar Creek is a 6.7 mile out and back trail located near West Newton, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

river

Rail trail past a vast, abandoned mine complex into Cedar Creek Park. The most prominent feature of this section of the Youghiogheny River Trail is the abandoned Banning No.4 Mine. Most of the structures have been torn down but one structure remains and continues to operate. The pumping and filtration station is processing 8 million gallons of mine runoff a day to protect the Yough River ecosystem. The scenery improves dramatically as the trail continues South into Cedar Creek Park. 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.

walking
4 months ago

Went for a family walk with four dogs on Sunday 8.13.17. People were very nice along trail. I suggest stopping by Performance Kayaks , very nice people and very helpful. All in All it was a very enjoyable day!!!

trail running
4 months ago

This is a really nice trail. There's lots of places to sit and rest should you get tired. There's also a clean restroom to relieve yourself as well as water fountains for both you and your pets.

trail running
8 months ago

Easy Run!

mountain biking
Friday, August 01, 2014

Allso free camping at Cedar Creek Park. I will second the food at the trailside inn.

road biking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nice Section of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. Theres a free tent and lean-to camp site just north of I-70. (However the all night trains are intense)

mountain biking
Thursday, October 06, 2011

This part of the Great Allegheny Passage is my favorite. It has the West Newton Bike Shop and best of all, the Trailside Inn..Really good food!

rails trails
Sunday, August 07, 2016