Ohiopyle is located at mile marker 72 on the Great Allegheny Passage. The Great Allegheny Passage is part of a 335 mile bicycle trail system that connects Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. The section of trail from Ohiopyle, PA to Confluence, PA is a 9 mile section that was the first completed in 1985 and still remains one of the most popular sections of trail to ride. Along the way, you will pass information kiosks provided by Ohiopyle State Park describing the importance of railroads, what frontier life was like, and the other wonders of the Yough River Bike Trail. This stretch of trail has a slight 1-3% uphill grade as you head upstream, with the return ride feeling slightly easier, helped by the gradient. The town of Connellsville is the next town downstream of Ohiopyle, 17 miles away. This stretch starts off with the High Bridge, which is a 120 foot tall converted railroad bridge that spans the Youghiogheny River. This bridge is only one mile down the trail from the trailhead and offers one of the most spectacular vistas of the Yough River. Continuing downstream, there are side trails that lead down to the river at some of the Lower Yough’s most famous rapids. This section of trail has a 3-4% downhill gradient as you travel away from Ohiopyle so the return journey feels slightly more difficult. Regardless of which way you choose to ride, we have the equipment for you. We rent top of the line Trek Bicycles and we maintain our fleet with a bicycle mechanic on duty for any last minute adjustments. We are also constantly updating our fleet with new bicycles purchased every year. Our comfort series bicycles, Trek Shift 3’s, are the most popular option. Armed with 24 speeds, hand brakes, and a suspension system, these bike are comfortable and make zipping along the trail seem as easy as bicycling was when you were a kid. We also have single speed cruisers, for those looking for a simpler ride, and a vast array of kids bikes and attachments so children can ride along.
Non-Refundable Reservations are only available for groups of 15 or more. Bikes are First Come First Served ~ Arrive Early on Nice Weekends Drivers License and $10.00 security deposit per bike required. Renters assume all risk, liability, and responsibility in the use of our equipment.
A full day of biking and boating. Ride 9 miles upstream to the Ramcat Launch area near Confluence, PA. Exchange your bicycles for boats so you can float and paddle back to Ohiopyle. We handle the logistics of the trip. Check-in times are available at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM with the gear swap happening at 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Pack a lunch, and our team will get your cooler to you when we bring you your boats. We typically allow for a 90 minute bike ride and plan on spending 3-5 hours on the water, depending on how quickly you paddle downstream. This is a great way to experience both the Great Allegheny Passage and the Youghiohgeny River in one day.
Listed prices are per person and does not include the additional 6% sales tax. There is a $1.60 per person park access fee not included in the price.
It is also the best place in Ohiopyle to get hand scooped Hershey Ice Cream.
Located on the corner of Sherman and Sheridan Streets in Ohiopyle, the Kickstand is directly across the street from the Train Station which is the main trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage in Ohiopyle. At the Kickstand, we have our largest selection of bicycles, and most of our kids bicycles and attachments, that way you do not have a far journey to get the kids on the trail.
The Kickstand is also the site of Ohiopyle’s premier ice cream parlor. With 32 flavors of Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream, there is sure to be a favorite flavor to fulfill anyone’s sweet tooth. Not into scoops of ice cream? Don’t fret, we can also turn any flavor into a milkshake and offer a variety of flavors of smoothie. With so many options, why not indulge in a cool treat after your trip on the Great Allegheny Passage.