2016. Fall pictures along  the  GAP, Westmoreland County. Thanks Diana Shoff.

Jack - 3rd from Left

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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!

 Congratulations to the WYTC Bike Raffle Drawing  Winner -   Jeff Mrvos from White Oak!!! He won a Raleigh Cadent 2  with bell, speedometer, water bottle, and rack with pannier bags.

Last updated  11-6-2016

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

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

​​​​​​ Welcome

2016. Pinkerton Tunnel, GAP, Mile Marker 52, Somerset County. 

Donna Morrison, Web Administrator:


 ​​​​​​​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 2014 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.

We are saddened to learn about the passing of one of our life long members, John (Jack) Vincent Cusick, one of the Original Over The Hill Gang members. He was a true trailblazer for the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter, now a part of the GAP.  He gave selflessly of his time to create and improve the quality of our trail. 

The OOTHG provided manual labor, expertise, fund raising, and often their own equipment resulting in the basis of the current trail we see today. 

Jack Cusick, the first Membership Chair and first Treasurer of the WYTC, coined the name “Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter.”   According to Dave Hamilton, “Jack set the foundation for the WYTC.” 

Jack and Marilyn Cusick, along with their children and grandchildren helped with the Poker Run each Labor Day, the WYTC’s main fundraiser each year.

Jack will be missed by all his WYTC friends.  Thank you, Jack for your years of perseverance, insight, determination, and hard work.