This section extends from Newport Road (approximately 2 miles outside of downtown Blairsville), across the Q-Span Pedestrian Bridge and, ultimately, to the Bow Ridge Tunnel and Switchback Sections of West Penn Trail. You will follow a portion of the old Pennsylvania Railroad line that operated along the corridor in the early 1900’s. This section passes over four stone arch bridges, which offer unique views of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, dating back to the mid-1800’s.
All trail users are advised that the Conemaugh River Lake Section is subject to periodic flooding. Water levels can rise quickly. Please, always use caution when using the trail.