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Que Trail - Full Loop



16.1 mile 26.0 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,129' 344 m
Descent: -1,129' -344 m
High: 1,816' 554 m
Low: 1,540' 469 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)


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Trail shared by LHORBA MTB

Full loop connecting all of the Que Trail segments.


Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

ALL segments are CLOSED during posted hunting seasons, generally 11/15 through 12/31, except Sundays. Please respect these closures.


The overall Quemahoning (Que) Trail forms a 16-mile loop around the Quemahoning Reservoir with multiple access points. This is broken into multiple listings, split by road interruptions or access points, to provide shorter, section-specific descriptions. This ride links them all together in a counterclockwise direction.

Need to Know

The start/end of the loop is designated at the Conemaugh Twp Parking lot, just north of the Family Recreation Area. The loop or any shorter out and backs can be started from any of the access points.

There is a use fee at the Family Recreation Area in season


This ride listing starts at the Conemaugh Township parking lot along Quemahoning Dam Road, north of the Family Recreation Area and provides direct access onto the Trail. The first 2.5 miles (counterclockwise) of the ride follows easier terrain creating a more beginner out and back opportunity. A clockwise start leads riders into some of the more technical intermediate rocky areas, descents, and climbs. Birdman, Plank, and Que Dam Roads offer flatter bailout return segments for CCW out and back rides to the loop midpoint at Birdman Connector.

This trail was designed to provide the easiest initial route around the whole reservoir and a base for planned future trails to branch off into more advanced terrain. See individual Trail listings for specific descriptions.

History & Background

The trail system is being developed in cooperation with the Cambria Somerset Authority, which purchased this and other facilities from Bethlehem Steel Corporation (successor to Cambria Iron) in 2000 as an industrial water supply along with opening them to public recreation.

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Feb 22, 2020
Trevor Norris
Excellent trails. Well made and loads of fun. 15.9mi — 2h 30m
Oct 13, 2019
Sara Khalil
Sep 21, 2019
David Howard
wow, loved this trail, lots of diversity climbs, long flowy sections, several small creak crossings and of course it's PA so no shortage of rock ga… 16.1mi — 2h 30m
Sep 15, 2019
Laurie Vento
Sep 14, 2019
Sanka Perera
Sep 7, 2019
Nathan Sylvester
First time on the Que! Had a great time. 16.1mi — 1h 41m
Sep 1, 2019
Jennifer Prutzman Motze
Great trail conditions. Some slick spots, but overall in great shape. Kudos to the trail maintenance crew. 16.8mi — 2h 39m

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