Take in the beauty of the scenic Laurel Highlands on a bike ride through state parks, along the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail and at world class resorts. These bike trails offer a variety of riding options, from downhill thrills to nearly-level family-friendly rides
Rails to Trails: Level Biking Trails
These nearly-level trails that once felt the rumble of freight trains now serve as paths for bikers of all ages, abilities and skill.
The Great Allegheny Passage
76 miles of this 150-mile trail weaves through the Laurel Highlands and eventually connects to the C&O Canal Towpath in Washington D.C., totaling 335 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington D.C. Every few miles, bikers will find a charming trail town that offers lodging, activities, a meal to refuel and more. Guided tours and shuttle services are available
Coal and Coke Trail
Pass historic coke ovens on this 6-mile trail that links Mount Pleasant and Scottdale along Jacobs Creek..
This trail not only connects to Great Allegheny Passage to the historic town of Dunbar on 2.1 miles, but it also connects the Great Allegheny Passage to Morgantown, West Virginia, providing 34 miles of trails across rural Fayette County.
Westmoreland Heritage Trail
This 5.9-mile trail connects Saltsburg to Trafford, with stops in Slickville and Delmont.
Five Star Trail
The Five Star Trail connects Greensburg to Youngwood, continuing to Armbrust.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
- The downhill mountain bike park at Seven Springs makes practicing your jumps, slides and skills easy, with 11 downhill trails serviced by chairlifts. With no uphill climbs, you’ll have the energy to tackle these trails packed full of berms, banks, rock gardens, drops, ladder bridges, table tops, boxes, fall line sections and 20+ foot jumps. Season passes are available with on-site equipment rentals, lodging and more.
- The resort also offers cross-country biking trails if that's more your speed.
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle, a trail town along the GAP, is also home to several beautiful mountain biking trails throughout the state park.
- McCune Trail - A challenging 3.5-mile trail with a thrilling downhill and technical terrain
- Canyon’s Edge - A 1-mile loop perfect for intermediate riders. Upper Canyon's Edge connects the upper sections of McCune to the lower sections of Sugarloaf and Baughman, toward the iconic overlook.
- Sugarloaf Run Trail - Connects to the GAP and offers 1.7 miles of challenging terrain
- Jonathan Run - Ride past beautiful waterfalls on the 1.7 miles that connects to the GAP
Forbes State Forest
- The Laurel Mountain trail network offers almost 20 miles of challenging trails and unique trail features.
- Quebec Run offers several winding trails and almost 20 miles of loops with a variety of route options and technical terrain with steep uphill climbs and challenging downhills.
- Plenty of gravel grinding can be done near the North Woods trail system.
- Mount Davis is also a fun location for gravel riding.
- This 17-mile multi-use trail circles the Quemahoning Resevoir in Somerset and offers amazing phenomenal mountain biking.