Trails in the area:

Ohio River Trail Council(ORTC)


GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) Pgh-Cumberland
An excellent book on the GAP (history and sites)–mention GR-5 and GR-7 have fossils near Rockwood

Geology in Rockwood area

An excellent book on planning your trip along the GAP and C&O:
Linking Up: Shaw and Weil

For the C&O:

Steel Valley Trail (McKeesport-Clairton):
GAP -Montour


Panhandle (Carnegie-Weirton)


Moraine State Park

Goddard State Park (North)
A very nice 12 mile paved trail encircles Lake Wilhelm


Armstrong ( Ford City )

Franklin (60 miles of paved trails) Allegheny River Trail & Samuel Justus Trail &Sandy Creek Trail

McClintock Trail ( Oil City to Oil Creek State Park )

Oil Creek State Park(oil City, Drake Well)


Five Star ( Greensburg )

Coal and Coke

Ghost Town/Hoodlebug/West Penn/Westmoreland Heritage

Roaring Run (Apollo)

Indian Creek Valley (Champion, PA—near Donegal)

Coke & Coal (Scottdale-Mt. Pleasant)

Lower ( Altoona )


Wheeling for map pdf at the bottom of the page

Ohio trails

Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway Bike Trail
Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway Bike Trail – City of Youngstown

Little Beaver (Lisbon-Leetonia)


Champion-Ashtabula ( Ohio )

Mill Creek Park ( Youngstown , OH )

Stavich( Struthers-New Castle )

Cuyahoga (Akron-Cleveland/ Ohio and Erie Canal )/MetroParks

Emerald Necklace (around Cleveland )


Greene River Trail (Rices Landing- Greene Cove Yacht Club)( Greene County )

Morgantown-Fairmont and Decker’s Creek

West Fork (Fairmont-Shinnston) North Bend

North East

Pine Creek


Mount Vernon Trail (accessible from the C&O around mile 1 or 2)-paved; goes to Reagan Airport and Mount Vernon 18 miles