West Penn Trail

Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway
15.21 Miles
Indiana, Westmoreland

Trail Description

The West Penn Trail is made up of five sections: 1) Conemaugh River Lake Section, located near the Conemaugh Dam and passes over four stone arch bridges dating back to the early 1900s; 2) Bow Ridge Switchback to Conemaugh Dam section, passes two tunnels and a hydroelectric plant. This section is challenging, great for extreme bikers; 3) Dick Mayer section follows a former railroad bed and is challenging as well; 4) Saltsburg section hugs the Conemaugh River banks for more than four miles, passing through beautiful woodlands filled with lush green vegetation during warmer months. Horseback riding is permitted here; 5) Kiski Extension section that continues along the river bank. This part of the trail can be a little confusing. It runs through private property where hunting is allowed, and so during hunting season, wearing a fluorescent orange vest is highly recommended.

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