​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

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Please  consider making a donation to the GAP-Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter this time of year. 

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West Newton Trailhead - GPS Coordinates
N40° 12.660 - W79° 46.223 - Elevation 769 ft.

2018 Directors: L-R: Caz Liszewski and Bob Hand.  Missing-John Hixson

​​2017-11-13 Eidemiller Construction crew laying down a new surface on the GAP near milepost 114. Trail users should be cautious over the next several days between Mileposts 103 and 125 where the new surface will be applied. The on-the-move operation will be covering 2 to 3 miles per day. Work started today at MP 115 and will proceed south to MP 103. Trail users will have to walk around the active work area. Pic by Bob Hand.

2017-11-21 Rolling out new trail near Van Meter.  Pic by Bob Hand.

2017-11-28.  First gate installed on newly resurfaced trail.Photo by Jim Lockschmidt

2018 Officers L-R:Karen Craig, President; Mary Reid, Secretary, Maria Hixson, Vice-Presiden. Missing-Leslie Pierce, Treasurer

If you wish to donate to the WYTC, please do so below. All funds help to maintain the Trail so that users like you can enjoy every minute of their ride or walk. Thank you very much!

Meet our Over The Hill Gang, a group of dedicated men who work tirelessly and weekly to maintain the trail. Thank YOU!!!

2017-12-04.  Members of the Yough River Trail Riders did a Full Moon, Super Moon ride on the GAP from West Newton to Smithton.

December 11, 2017 WYTC Christmas  Meeting/Party

Wishing all of our GAP traveling friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Biking And Walking The Westmoreland County Section of The Great Allegheny Passage

Last updated  12-11-2017

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 ​​​​​​​The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and  improving the 10.5 mile Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).

​ During 2016 the West Newton Station received visitors from 40 of the 48 continental United States and from  12 countries.   Whether you enjoy biking, walking, hiking, running, or cross-country skiing, you will delight in the  beauty of this section of the  Great Allegheny Passage,a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails connecting  Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.

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