Ohiopyle biking is the best! Wilderness Voyageurs is based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, a small mountain town along the banks of the Youghiogheny River. The human population is about 75, but the bike population tops out around 400. We’d probably win the per capita bike competition in the US. When you do bike here, don’t miss out on Falls City Pub – the local bikers bar.
Why is Ohiopyle a biker’s dream? Because of the wide variety of cycling paths available for all cyclists — from beginner to expert!
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), the rail trail paralleling the Youghiogheny River through Ohiopyle State Park, is one of the gems of the Laurel Highlands. It has an easy 2 percent grade with a smooth-rolling crushed limestone surface, and it’s spectacularly beautiful. Waterfalls, creeks, miles and miles of trees, and a constant view of the Yough River is what day on the GAP will provide. This trail begins in Pittsburgh and extends to Cumberland, MD where it connects with the C & O Canal Towpath. Explore the trail by renting a bike for the day in Ohiopyle, or join one of our fully supported bike tours on the Great Allegheny Passage. Want to ride the GAP on your own? We offer GAP Bike Shuttles!
Ohiopyle State Park, the largest state park in Pennsylvania, has more than 30 miles of mountain biking trails. More are being built every year! Trails currently open to mountain biking include the Sugarloaf Trail System, Kim, Great Gorge, Kentuck, Pressley Ridge, McCune, Baughman, Jonathan Run and Sugar Run trails. These trails are shared with other users, so use proper trail etiquette!
There are trail systems north and south of Ohiopyle. Seven Springs resort, 18 miles north of town, has a downhill course and 20 miles of singletrack. If you start ride on top of the mountain, you can spend your whole ride on top of the ridge. Hidden Valley Ski Resort also has a trail system, but it’s less developed and involves a little more climbing. Keep heading north and you will crest the Laurel Ridge. This area has miles of beautiful, technical trails. The higher elevation makes it a little cooler in the summer. The best trailhead for Laurel Ridge is at the old Laurel Mountain Ski Area, off of Route 30.
If you’re going south of Ohiopyle, set your sights on Quebec Run. This is technical and difficult riding with rock gardens and lots of hills. Due to the heavy tree cover, the rocks are almost always slippery. The trails drain well after rains, though! Expert riders will have a lot of fun, but Quebec Run might be too intense for beginners.
Keep heading south just over the border into West Virginia, and you’ll find Coopers Rocks State Park. About 20 miles of fun, technical singletrack await you, with amazing views of the Cheat Canyon.
The state park itself has lots of mountain bike trails, but you can make a bigger loop by connecting to the State Game Lands 51 and State Game Lands 111. You can access SGL 111 from parking lots on Maple Summit, then connect trails and roads all the way down to Confluence. Complete the loop by hopping on the Great Allegheny Passage. To explore SGL 51, ride out of town north on the GAP, then head east at the gate by Camp Carmel. You can loop back through the Mitchell Field parking area and the Jonathan Run trail system. Stop into the shop or call us at 800-272-4141 for more detailed directions and pointers.
If you want to go road biking in Ohiopyle, embrace the hills! Any direction out of town starts with a 1000 foot climb. But once you head into the countryside there are miles of rolling country roads with minimal traffic. Our Tuesday night group ride usually rides a 25-mile route, and we only see a handful of cars. Join us on a ride! We leave at 5:00 p.m. from Garrett Street. More details on Ohiopyle road biking options.
You deserve this! Hop on your bike and meander through the countryside at your own pace — we take care of the details. Feel the intimacy of traveling by bike, top down and windshield removed. We move your luggage, prepare your lunch, tune your bike, and show up with the SAG vehicle if you want a lift to the cozy inn that awaits you. We provide you with a GPS unit for your bike, as well as two guides ready to regale you with local lore and bike knowledge. They’ll make sure that you have a vacation to remember!
Wilderness Voyageurs has a great selection of bicycle rentals in Ohiopyle. We have bikes for road riding, the GAP trail and singletrack. We also rent kid carts and tagalongs, so your friends and family can all enjoy the terrific bike riding in Ohiopyle.
Wilderness Voyageurs has been renting bikes in Ohiopyle since 1986, when we had a fleet of 12 BCA bikes. Today, you can choose from more than 100 bikes at our two locations in downtown Ohiopyle. We have the right bike for you and everyone in your family. The Great Allegheny Passage, one of America’s most famous Rail-Trails, is nearly flat and runs through the center of town. It’s great for a casual day on a bike. Rent a bike for an hour or for the day, whatever suits your Ohiopyle plans.
Main Bike Rental Location: Grab a bike from our main location at 103 Garrett Street, adjacent to the railroad tracks at the north entrance to Ohiopyle. If you’re arriving from the Donegal or Seven Springs area, we are the first building you will encounter upon arrival to Ohiopyle. This location is open year round and bike rentals are available every day.
GAP Trail Bike Rental Location & Full Service Ohiopyle Bike Shop: Our second location is adjacent to the Great Allegheny Passage across from the old Ohiopyle Visitors Center (the old train station) and behind Falls Market. This is our full service bike shop and the most complete bike repair facility in Ohiopyle. No matter what the problem is with your bike, we can get you back on the trail! In April, our bike rental and repair shop is open on weekends. In mid-May through October, the bike shop is open every day.