Biking Trails

Western Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains offer miles of scenic bike trails, rail trail biking tours and downhill mountain bike excitement!


The Ohiopyle region in the Laurel Highlands, PA is famous for being a biker's paradise. Riders of all ages and abilities come to bike the Great Allegheny Passage, which consists of over 150 miles of unpaved converted rail lines that are opened only to non-motorized vehicles. Many consider this to be the best rail-trail biking in PA. Some even bike the Passage, that connects to the C & O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, all the way from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., totaling over 330 miles of unforgettable biking.

Others take in the scenic beauty of riding through the many State Parks in the Laurel Highlands and the Ohiopyle Region. Mountain bike trails are well marked, and there are options for every skill level. There are many bike tour companies and equipment rental shops in the area that will provide shuttle service to favorite bike trail destinations, and some will take you and your group on a guided tour of some of the best places to ride in Pennsylvania.

But if you're really looking for a thrill, buckle your chinstrap and head over to Seven Springs Mountain Resort. During the spring, summer, and fall, the mountain is converted from a winter ski resort to an adrenalin junkie's playground. 11 trails - all serviced by chair lifts - provide all the high-speed action you can pack into a day of downhill mountain biking.

rail-trail-biking-in-paThe Great Allegheney Passage: Over 150 Miles of Prestine Rail Trail Biking in Pennsylvania

  • Consists of over 150 miles of unpaved converted rail lines
  • Connects to the C & O Canal Towpath, totaling over 330 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C.
  • Gentle biking; never more than a 2% incline
  • Six Rail Trail Towns along the way make a weekend bike tour unforgettable
  • Guided tours and shuttle services available

pa-bike-tour-companiesScenic Mountain Bike Tours throughout the Laurel Highlands, including the Ohiopyle Region

  • Countless mountain biking trails across seven PA State Parks throughout the region
  • Bike rentals and eqipment shops service evey experince level
  • Tour companies and rental shops offer guided biking tours and shuttle service

Downhill Mountain Bike Park at Seven Springs Resort

  • 11 downhill trails serviced by chair lifts
  • Trails packed full of berms, banks, rock gardens, drops, ladder bridges, table tops,  boxes, fall line sections and 20+ foot jumps.
  • Season passes available
  • On-site equipment rentals
  • Resort lodging

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