Youghiogheny River Trail - Ohiopyle to Confluence

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Ohiopyle State Park

Youghiogheny River Trail - Ohiopyle to Confluence is a 10.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Ohiopyle, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.2 miles Elevation Gain: 311 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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Beautiful rapids nearby. (11 miles) The beauty of the Southern Ohiopyle section of the trail rivals that of the Northern section. Rapids abound and there are plenty of places to leave the trail and find your way down to the rivers edge. Approaching Confluence is a place known as Turkeyfoot, the confluence of Laurel Hill Creek, the Youghiogheny and Cassleman Rivers. George Washington slept here in 1754 and there is a plaque here telling you all about it. Confluence is also the connecting point to the Allegheny Highlands Trail which continues 30 miles to Meyersdale and will eventually extend to Cumberland, Md and the C&O Canal Towpath. The TOPO! Overlay file included with this review contains data for the entire 70 miles of the Youghiogheny River Trail from McKeesport to Confluence.

Amazing trail for my 11 year old son and I on cross trainer bikes. Trail is in great condition and the views are amazing! Highly recommend

backpacking
18 days ago

Trail is in amazing condition. Nice woods, beautiful views of the river from the trail, and many places to stop to get a closer look and hang out by the river. Took about three hours to go from Ohiopyle to Confluence and back.

Busy section of trail. Lots of bike rentals available in Ohiopyle. Trail is gravel and in good condition.

Great flatish trail, shaded, easy access to the river for sure, going to be going to ohio pale tomorrow, did about 3.5 miles one way today, got on the trail late

walking
3 months ago

Always a good, easy walk. No one else walking this morning.

This was a beautiful winter adventure. not mud, easy hike in the snow.

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

Not the trail I wanted but we walked a couple miles in and turned around... it would be “very ideal” for biking. Could hear the river... moderate bike usage, live and learn, but not a wasted beautiful day, still a lot of green in the foliage.

road biking
8 months ago

rode the bikes from ohiopyle to confluence had lunch at mitches food and fuel ( great place for lunch) then peddled back to ohiopyle, fantastic ride, nice an easy

mountain biking
9 months ago

We went from Ohiopyle to Confluence and back. We stopped by a small bike shop in Confluence and then had lunch at Lucky Dog Cafe in Confluence. The food was very good. The ride back was almost all downhill. It was a great trip and awesome scenery..

Thu Sep 28 2017

this rails-to-trails it's just a beautiful area of our country here

paddle sports
Mon Jul 10 2017

mountain biking
Sat Feb 25 2017

Memorable Scenic bike ride with son back around 1999

Thu Oct 22 2015

Couldn't have asked for a better day trip! The little town of Ohiopyle was such an amazing town. Cute shops & little hometown restaurants. Not time to mention the BEAUTIFUL waterfalls and trails! Will be going back very soon and hopefully to camp since there are sites along the trails! Also, the drive from WV was absolutely beautiful!

walking
Sun Jul 12 2015

Amazing trails!

hiking
Tue Oct 01 2013

One of my favorite trails to hike this portion of PA, Laurel Highlands.

walking
Sun Apr 14 2013

Amazing, peaceful, exciting and family friendly. Gorgeous area with amazing scenery.

mountain biking
Fri Mar 22 2013

My favorite bike ride in the area. I love biking the trail and hearing hearing the sounds of the river at the same time. There have been several 90 degree days in which I've hit this trail and enjoyed the coolness of the river. If going from Ohiopyle to Confluence, stop by Lucky Dog Cafe in Confluence for a great meal and wonderful margaritas.

paddle sports
Tue Feb 12 2013

Oh the Yough, by far one of my favorite places to be, this trail has so much to offer. However the river is where I spend most of my time, as nice as the trail is the river (in my eyes) shows much more beauty. If you haven't been out on the river I strongly suggest going!

mountain biking
Mon May 28 2012

This is always a favorite ride. No. Ayer how hot the day, this ride between the mountainside and the river is always pleasant. I highly recommend lunch on the porch of the "Rivers Edge" cafe. Wonderful..

mountain biking
Thu Oct 06 2011

Awesome trail. Be sure to visit one of the outfitters and do the Pedal & Paddle...You bike up the river about 9 miles where they meet you and trade your bikes for boats. Then you raft back down 9 miles...Fun for all ages...

mountain biking
Tue Oct 04 2011

A fun and easy bike trail. Though it is close to ten miles, it goes by quickly. Very fun. Only, there can be some heavy traffic on it at times.

road biking
18 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

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