Youghoigheny River Trail
in Westmoreland County PA
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation
Phone: 724.830.3950 or 1.800.442.6926
R.D. #12, Box 203
Greensburg, PA 15601
The Youghiogheny River Trail can be accessed from Cedar Creek Park in Southwestern Westmoreland County. The trail entrance is near Cedar Creek Gorge and Manderino Riverfront Park, in the northern section of the park.
A walking, biking, equestrian, and cross country-skiing trail, the Yoghiogheny River Trail is part of a regional system of trails which will eventually link Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. The trail is handicapped accessible. Bicycle rentals and concessions are available at the nearby Cedar Creek Station facility. The trail runs from Cedar Creek north to McKeesport in Allegheny County (21 miles) and south to Meyersdale (79 miles).
Cedar Creek Park makes an ideal access point for the Youghiogheny River Trail, as there is plentiful parking, a concession and bicycle rental facility, the nearby beauty of a lazy ben d in the Youghiogheny River, and the additional possibility of exploring Cedar Creek Gorge, an adjacent secluded walking trail through a ravine cut by Cedar Creek. Regardless of the season, the natural scenery is quite beautiful along the trail, gorge, and river.