Youghiogheny River Water Trail

The southern Yough races through Pennsylvania's deepest river gorge before plummeting over Ohiopyle Falls and on through a whitewater area know nation-wide. The northern Yough offers scenic flatwater through an area incredibly rich in history.

PEC developed the Youghiogheny River Water Trail map and guide in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the state Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. The trail is now overseen by the Mountain Watershed Association, which runs the Yough Riverkeeper advocacy and water quality monitoring program. Learn more at Mountain Watershed Association's website.

Because this 74-mile water trail has so many features, it was divided into two sections.

The Southern section covers 28 miles from Confluence to South Connellsville, most of which is within Ohiopyle State Park.

The Northern section covers 46 miles from Connellsville to McKeesport, flowing past communities built in the nation's greatest wealth-building period, mining of the Pittsburgh coal seam.

The maps and guides are available here to download and print out.  The guides are straightforward 4-page guides that are easy to print.  The maps, however, were developed as 16x22" maps that, when printed as an 8.5x11" page, are very difficult to read.  Therefore, the maps are posted here as complete versions and as printable sections.  To print the South map as three 8.5x11" pages, print the top, bottom and right maps.  The most commonly paddled sections are also posted for easy printout.  To print the North map as three 8.5x11" pages, print the top, middle and bottom maps.  Please click to view, download and/or print the following:

For Information Contact: 
Krissy Kasserman
Youghiogheny Riverkeeper