Biking Trails

The Laurel Highlands offers biking trails for everybody, from nearly-level scenic rail trails to challenging mountain biking terrain.

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

Great Allegheny Passage

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..

Sheepskin Trail

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.

Indian Creek Valley Trail

A 19-mile-long hike and bike trail along Indian Creek extending from Route 31 in Donegal Township all the way to the Youghiogheny River. ICVT passes through both Westmoreland and Fayette Counties in the Laurel Highlands and is managed by Mountain Watershed Association staff and volunteers.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking
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.
Quemahoning Trail
  • This 17-mile multi-use trail circles the Quemahoning Resevoir in Somerset and offers amazing phenomenal mountain biking.