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Que Trail - Full Loop

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 4.8 (27) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Full loop connecting all of the Que Trail segments.


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16.1

Miles

26.0

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,816' 554 m

High

1,540' 469 m

Low

1,129' 344 m

Up

1,129' 344 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

11/20 UPDATE - With the addition of some Sunday hunting, ALL segments are also CLOSED during posted hunting seasons, generally 11/15 thru 12/31, INCLUDING ALL Sundays. Please respect these closures.

Overview

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

Description

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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  4.8 from 27 votes

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  4.8 from 27 votes
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Fun, flowy loop at the Que!
Aug 20, 2019 near Boswell, PA
A great scenic setting before a wonderful descent with a fork in the trail!!!
Jun 29, 2020 near Boswell, PA
Fall is beautiful here
Nov 6, 2021 near Boswell, PA
25 feet off the trail is a great lakeside retreat.
Jun 29, 2020 near Jerome, PA
More flowy goodness along the eastern side.
Aug 20, 2019 near Davidsv…, PA
Que Trail SE
Aug 18, 2019 near Boswell, PA

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Nov 14, 2021
Erin McLaughlin
15.1mi — 2h 20m
Oct 21, 2021
Robert Jorgensen
16.1mi — 4h 30m
Jun 25, 2021
Timothy Howard
Wowzers 16.1mi — 2h 26m
Aug 15, 2020
Jelden James Arcilla
Jul 1, 2020
Larry Wise Jr.
Jun 6, 2020
Chris Henson
Bring food
Feb 22, 2020
Trevor Norris
Excellent trails. Well made and loads of fun. 15.9mi — 2h 30m
Oct 13, 2019
Sara Khalil