Uniontown Pennsylvania and a few surrounding municipalities having been working hard to design and implement hiking and biking paths throughout the area. Their efforts are paying off, as we learned when we visited this area to create our Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
We started out tour with a short walk along the Rotary Walking Path and George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza.
Although less than one mile long, this walk along a mostly cinder surface is enjoyed by many residents and visitors in Uniontown.
The trail leads past the backyards of many local homes and businesses. There are a few fun sites to see along this path!
There is even a great picnic spot right in the middle of town!
Our next adventure was a paved path, Sheepskin Trail. Sheepskin Trail is planned to be a part of a longer route...but for now it is an excellent 2.5 mile paved trail along the southern edge of Uniontown.
There were plenty of people on the trail along with plenty of places to stop for breaks along the way. Sheepskin Trial is surely busy on the weekends, we were here mid-morning in the middle of the week!
Sheepskin Trail is great!
Of course the pedestrian covered bridge is the highlight to this trail. Find it near the southern terminus in Hopwood!
In order to produce an accurate map of this area, we met with DCNR land managers, local land managers, and local trail users. We also explored the area ourselves. While we were visiting, a single track non motorized, shared-use trail was being developed to connect Hopwood and Lick Hollow Picnic Area.
Since we were visiting early in the year, and since the shared-use trail wasn't quite open yet either, we parked along the gated picnic access along Route 40 and hiked in to experience the picnic area and Pine Knob.
We found the trails in this area to be well signed, blazed, and maintained.
The vista at the top of Pine Knob Trail is a great one, although we could have gone for clearer skies!
Now you can go out and enjoy these areas just as we did. One thing, if you do go out to Pine Knob, be prepared for a steep trail!