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gem Favorite Home of the trails namesake, Rachel Carson, conservationist and author.

Rachel Carson Homestead

(2) Springdale, PA

Recommended Routes in Western PA - 26

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Favorite Looking ahead, you can see the next mile of RCT, down the utility corridor, nearing Rt 28, and then heading up Ridge Road, and back into trails at the top of the hill.
Difficult

Rachel Carson Trail

39.1 mi 62.9 km 5,612' Up 1710.46 m Up 5,427' Down 1654.14 m Down

Gibsonia, PA
Favorite Overlooking the Youghiogheny River on a snowy day - Laurel Highlands Trail
Difficult

Laurel Highlands Trail: Ohiopyle State Park

10.5 mi 16.9 km 2,139' Up 651.88 m Up 2,139' Down 652.02 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite View of the Youghiogheny River from the Ohiopyle High Bridge, along the Great Allegheny Passage near Ohiopyle, Pa.
Difficult

Ohiopyle Falls & Trails Trilogy Half Marathon

13.8 mi 22.3 km 1,658' Up 505.43 m Up 1,658' Down 505.47 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite View of the Youghiogheny River from the Ohiopyle High Bridge, along the Great Allegheny Passage near Ohiopyle, Pa.
Difficult

Ohiopyle Falls & Trails Trilogy 10k

6.8 mi 11.0 km 933' Up 284.37 m Up 933' Down 284.37 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite Boulder garden on Baughman Trail.
Difficult

Sugarloaf Sled Hill to Falls Overlook

4.6 mi 7.5 km 78' Up 23.82 m Up 1,267' Down 386.06 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite View of the Youghiogheny River from the Ohiopyle High Bridge, along the Great Allegheny Passage near Ohiopyle, Pa.
Difficult

Ohiopyle Falls & Trails Trilogy Marathon

26.2 mi 42.1 km 2,831' Up 862.85 m Up 2,831' Down 862.88 m Down

Ohiopyle, PA
Favorite Overlook in Blue Knob State Park.
Difficult

Rock 'N The Knob Trail Challenge - Marathon - 2021

26.8 mi 43.1 km 5,963' Up 1817.56 m Up 5,964' Down 1817.88 m Down

Claysburg, PA
Favorite Indian Wells Vista
Difficult

Mid State Trail (MST)

325.1 mi 523.2 km 45,161' Up 13765 m Up 44,599' Down 13593.7 m Down

Bedford, PA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Twin Hills Park Loop

0.7 mi 1.2 km 93' Up 28.4 m Up 100' Down 30.45 m Down

Dormont, PA

Western PA Running

  • 1,770 Miles 2,849 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 116 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 239 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 62 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western PA - 392

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69.1 mi 111.2 km #1Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA 31 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #2McCune Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA 10 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3Tom's Run Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emsworth, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Pumphouse Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Alligewi Rocks Trail
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Kim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Hemlock Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9Jonathan Run Trail
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
12.5 mi 20.1 km #10Black Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA

Photos of Western PA - 241

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Lush greenery!
Jun 1, 2021 near New Bri…, PA
Serene waters on the Laurel Highlands Trail
Sep 7, 2016 near Ohiopyle, PA
Overlooking the Youghiogheny River on a snowy day - Laurel Highlands Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA
Great view of the Youghiogheny River valley
Mar 30, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA
Overlook in Blue Knob State Park.
Dec 18, 2015 near Beaverdale, PA
Hiker-biker campground at Cedar Creek Park, near West Newton, Pa.
Apr 12, 2018 near West Ne…, PA
Climbing up the green trail
Apr 20, 2016 near Rennerdale, PA
Just off the trail, a cemetery is maintained and still visited. A piece of history of the area.
Jun 13, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA