Sometimes, all you need to do is get out in nature and forget about your daily stress. Is there anything better than hopping on a bike and discovering the marvelous views of the Laurel Highlands? That’s exactly what we have in store for you in this blog. Discover our favorite bike trails in the Laurel Highlands and prepare for an unforgettable experience! So, are you ready to pack your bags and treat yourself to a great outdoor adventure? Let’s get started!
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Discover Our Favorite Bike Trails in the Laurel Highlands
The Laurel Highlands is an amazing playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking might be the No.1 activity, but bike riding is also a huge draw for nature lovers. If you are one of them and wish to plan the best adventure with your friends and family, here are some of the top local bike trails!
Great Allegheny Passage
One of the most popular bike trails in the Laurel Highlands is the Great Allegheny Passage. This 76-mile trail offers stunning forest views and several stops in lovely small towns where you can grab lunch or a hot drink.
The Sheepskin Trail connects the Great Allegheny Passage to the town of Dunbar in less than 2 miles, which can make for a fun and quick ride, especially if you are with loved ones that aren’t used to biking a lot. If you want to take it further, ride the 34 miles to the town of Morgantown in West Virginia!
Westmoreland Heritage Trail
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail is ideal if you wish to enjoy a half-day of riding. This 5.9-mile trail connects the town of Saltsburg and Trafford with several stops along the way for impromptu lunch or bathroom breaks.
Five Star Trail
The Five Star Trail is a wonderful place if you wish to reconnect with nature from the seat of your bike. Ride for 8 miles through Westmoreland County and enjoy an easy adventure through a stunning countryside.
Ohiopyle State Park
Are you more interested in mountain biking in the Laurel Highlands? Ohiopyle State Park is the place for you. The park offers several high-quality bike trails to challenge yourself and have the time of your life. Here are the ones we recommend:
- McCune Trail – 3.5-mile trail
- Canyon’s Edge – 1-mile loop
- Sugarloaf Run Trail – 1.7-mile trail
- Jonathan Run – 1.7-mile waterfall trail
Rest and Relax at Oak Lodge
After enjoying many of these bike trails in the Laurel Highlands, you’ll need a place to come home to and relax. Luckily for you, Oak Lodge is here! Our beautiful property is nestled in the rolling hills and offers the peace and tranquility you need to unwind in nature. Enjoy stunning views of the lake and forest and stay in one of our high-end cabins to get the best experience possible. You’ll love the luxurious amenities like the modern bathroom, gas fireplace, kitchenette with a coffee machine, and most of all, the plush mattress where you’ll be able to sleep like a baby. Did we mention the mouthwatering breakfast we serve every morning?