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Gems in Western PA - 1

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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 - 17

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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 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 Great view of the Youghiogheny River valley
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 Overlook in Blue Knob State Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chappells Field Trail Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,423' Up 433.88 m Up 1,423' Down 433.85 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 This is a look across Shawnee Lake from the Dam.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Shore Trail

3.5 mi 5.6 km 61' Up 18.6 m Up 62' Down 18.84 m Down

Bedford, PA
Favorite Allegheny Observatory in the snow
Intermediate

Riverview Park Adventure

3.1 mi 5.0 km 386' Up 117.53 m Up 386' Down 117.61 m Down

Millvale, PA
Favorite Sweeping bend along the hill side
Intermediate/Difficult

North Park Multi-Trail Circuit (Orange - Green - Red/Blue Blazes)

18.9 mi 30.3 km 1,844' Up 561.92 m Up 1,870' Down 569.94 m Down

Allison…, PA

Trails in Western PA - 365

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69.1 mi 111.2 km #1Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA 27 
12.5 mi 20.1 km #2Black Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Jonathan Run Trail
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate
Ohiopyle, PA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4Alligewi Rocks Trail
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
Very Difficult
Derry, PA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Memorial Trail
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
Difficult
Oakmont, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Hemlock Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Pumphouse Trail
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
Intermediate
Somerset, PA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Iron Gate
Difficult
Homestead, PA
Difficult
Homestead, PA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Bedford Heritage Trail
Easy
Bedford, PA
Easy
Bedford, PA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #10Emerald View Trail
Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
Difficult
Pittsburgh, PA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Loysburg Flag Lookout Trail
Difficult
Defiance, PA
Difficult
Defiance, PA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #12McCune Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #13Kim Trail
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
Difficult
Ohiopyle, PA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #14Mill Run Trail
Difficult
Fairchance, PA
Difficult
Fairchance, PA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #15Handlers Long Haul Trail
Difficult
Clymer, PA
Difficult
Clymer, PA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #16Black Hawk Trail
Difficult
Clymer, PA
Difficult
Clymer, PA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #17Crist Ridge Trail
Difficult
Claysburg, PA
Difficult
Claysburg, PA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #18Miller Trail
Difficult
Fairchance, PA
Difficult
Fairchance, PA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #19Turn Down for What (TD4W)
Difficult
Homeacre-Lyndora, PA
Difficult
Homeacre-Lyndora, PA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #20Country Club
Intermediate
Homeacre-Lyndora, PA
Intermediate
Homeacre-Lyndora, PA

Photos of Western PA - 218

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Serene waters on the Laurel Highlands Trail
Sep 7, 2016 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
Just off the trail, a cemetery is maintained and still visited. A piece of history of the area.
Jun 13, 2015 near Ohiopyle, PA
Gorgeous vista at Laurel Ridge
Sep 7, 2016 near South C…, PA
Part of the trail route
Oct 16, 2019 near Ohiopyle, PA
Great waterfall mid-trail. Water level is currently low.
Aug 24, 2016 near Glenshaw, PA
A waterfall along the Green loop.
Apr 10, 2015 near Rennerdale, PA