Biking at Ohiopyle State Park
27 miles of trails
The Yougiogheny River Trail is a portion of the
Great Allegheny Passage which connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland. The flat, crushed limestone trail was once the rail bed for the Western Maryland Railroad.
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
This trail is suitable for all ages and is ADA accessible.
Rental bicycles are available.
The trail is excellent for hiking, jogging, and cross-country skiing, and can be used to combine a bike ride or hike with some excellent wilderness trout fishing or hunting.
All motorized vehicles and equestrians are prohibited.
From the Ramcat Launch Area and Trailhead Parking Area on the east side of the park, the trail descends at a one percent downhill grade to the Train Station/Visitor Center parking lot in the town of Ohiopyle.
From the Train Station/Visitor Center in the town of Ohiopyle, the 17 miles of trail crosses the river twice and descends at a three percent grade to Connellsville. Parking is available in Connellsville in lots on Third Street and in the Yough River Park.
For bike riders who wish to camp, the trail connecting the Great Allegheny Passage to the Ohiopyle State Park Kentuck Campground is 0.43 miles in length (2249 ft) and has a change in elevation of roughly 300 feet.
Trail users should walk their bikes while on the connector trail. Bikers should avoid using the roadways to get to the campground. Take the marked side trail just north of Ohiopyle High Bridge near mile post 73 at GPS DD Lat. 39.875 Long. -79.4926.
Bikers should continue through the campground to the contact station for registration.