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Biking at Ohiopyle State Park

27 miles of trails

Yougiogheny River Trail

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. This trail is suitable for all ages and is ADA accessible.

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.

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.

Rental bicycles are available.

From the Ramcat Launch Area and Trailhead Parking Area:

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:

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.

Camping Along the Trail

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 (2,249 feet) 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 Decimal Degrees Lat. 39.875 Long. -79.4926.

Bikers should continue through the campground to the contact station for registration.

Biking Rules and Regulations

Pennsylvania state law requires all bicyclists under the age of 12 to wear an approved helmet.

All traditional bicycles (bikes) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are permitted on state park roads and any trails designated for biking or mountain biking.

Biking is prohibited on designated hiking-only trails and any roads or trails marked as prohibited for bikes.

All riders are required to maintain safe speeds at all times and comply with recommended and/or posted speed limits.

E-bikes must follow all e-bike guidelines.