The trail’s gentle grade, isolated from motorized traffic, offers people of all ages and levels of physical ability a place where they can safely walk, jog, bicycle, cross country ski, or even ride horses. Marvel at the spectacular natural beauty of the historic and often remote Youghiogheny River as it winds it’s way through the hills of western Pennsylvania.
The well maintained trail is a link in the Great Allegheny Passage, which provides the road less traveled between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.
Conveniently located along the trail are bike shops, bed and breakfasts, bike and canoe rentals, bait shops, boat ramps, eateries, picnic areas, water facilities, restrooms, and campgrounds. The MYTC visitor center at the Boston Trailhead is open most weekends during the summer months and provides information about the trail and local services, as well as trail merchandise for sale.
Primary access is the trailhead located in Boston, Elizabeth Township; hence the nickname ‘The Boston Trail’. Other trailheads are located at Buena Vista and Sutersville, also in Elizabeth Township.