This section of the Monongahela River doesn’t carry an official water trail designation but it has been scouted and a map and guide was created in 2013. Click here to download the map. Click here to download the guide.
Just 5 miles away are hiking and biking trails including the Great Allegheny Passage and Montour Trail. The “Little Boston” trailhead of the GAP is a popular starting spot with refreshments available nearby at the trailhead.
Access to the River
Elizabeth lies on the banks of the Monongahela River. At Water Street, the barge at Riverfront Park is available for fishing year-round and a kayak launch was added in 2014. An additional boat launch is available from the Second Avenue extension. Kayaking groups regularly paddle from Elizabeth to McKeesport. All parks are open dawn to dusk.