Meyersdale to Rockwood
The PHT leaves Meyersdale and almost immediately reaches the 1908 foot long, 101 foot high Salisbury Viaduct. The goal for railroad builders was to cross a broad valley. It was a tough construction job that cost seven men their lives. This is another spot where you can stand right above the live CSX line. The Casselman River parallels the trail. It is too shallow for boats, but popular with fishermen.
The hiking is almost entirely through the woods, but there are interludes through villages, too. The name Rockwood was chosen by the railroad for the station here. After looking at the surrounding terrain, the name was about as good as they could come up with. The villages each offer unique things to see. All are five minutes from the trail across a short bridge. Plan your hike to visit each of them.