OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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Great Allegheny Passage — West Newton, PA to Boston, PA

Great Allegheny Passage 28-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

Join us, as we visit the Youghiogheny River Trail North portion of the Great Allegheny Passage.  This scenic ride departs from West Newton and follows the Youghiogheny (yaw-ki-GAY-nee) River, filled with anglers and whitewater kayakers, past dramatic rocky outcroppings and wooded, boulder-strewn banks to Boston, PA.  

Do not forget your camera!

Trailhead

West Newton Trailhead - West Newton Bicycle Shop, 106 West Main Street, West Newton, PA

GPS: 40.211349, -79.770579

 

Trail Mileage Chart: 

Features and Points of Interest:

The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is presently the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River and the crown jewel of the Mid-Atlantic Rail Trails. The GAP spans two states in its 150-mile course along scenic rivers and across mountain passes. The greenway connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland to create a 334.5-mile route between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.  The Montour Branch links McKeesport to the Pittsburgh International Airport and Coraopolis, Pa.

The proposed Ohio River Trail beginning at Coraopolis links the Montour Trail to the 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio forming approximately a 500-mile contiguous trail from the Great Lakes Region to our nation’s capitol!

The Youghiogheny River Trail is a non-motorized multi-use rail trail that stretches 71-miles between McKeesport and Confluence, Pennsylvania. The north section of the trail runs 43-miles between McKeesport and Connellsville, and the south section runs 28-miles between Connellsville and Confluence. 

Social

Following the ride, a social gathering and dinner will be held at a local restaurant.

 

 

 

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