Ohiopyle to Connellsville
This is another of the very remote sections of the PHT network. It leaves town across a bridge over the Youghiogheny River and immediately enters dark woods. Just up trail, you cross a spectacular railroad trestle over another bend in the river. Side trails head to the campground here. Within a few miles you pass a trail junction for the Kentuck Trail. North of here there is unbroken solitude all the way to Greene Junction at the edge of Connellsville. The trail crosses the valley on a 731 foot trestle. Minutes later a 746 foot monster brings us into Connellsville proper.
This is a notable spot on the GAP: The route leaves the Western Maryland Railroad, which has been part of or adjacent to the route since Fort Frederick, MD. Through town the trail follows a sectioned off (no cars) piece of Third Street past Crawford Avenue (Route 711) and on to the end of the section at a parking lot in Riverfront Park.
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Last updated: April 10, 2015