Commonly called the Yough River Trail, this non-motorized multi-use rail trail that stretches 43 miles between McKeesport and Connellsville in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.
It is part of the developing Great Allegheny Passage, a multi-use trail in Maryland and Pennsylvania suitable for biking and walking. The trail occupies abandoned corridors of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and Western Maryland Railroad. This section is named after and runs along the Youghiogheny River.
The Youghiogheny North Section is a 43-mile limestone surfaced recreation trail suitable for bicycling, walking, fishing and canoe access, hiking, nature study, historic appreciation, cross country skiing, picnicking and horseback riding. There are also three campgrounds along the trail.
The trail is open 24 hours a day.
Parking is available near the Regional Trail Corporation office at 111 Collinsburg Road in West Newton.