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Great Allegheny Passage Trail

Cumberland, MD 15650
888-282-2453
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Ranked #1 of 3 activities in Cumberland
Type: Biking Trails
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FT Worth
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Have biked this trail several times. The last time was from Confluence to Cumberland or about 62 miles in a day. It is a slight uphill grade for about 40 miles then downhill from their. The scenic views, rivers, old bridges and the trail-towns are simply stunning. This summer we are stretching it out a bit and riding from Ohiopyle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've ridden the trail a few times over the years, and though from Cumberland heading to Frostburg, the trail is a challenge because of the slight uphill grade, it is so beautiful one doesn't mind the hard work. The views are stunning (we saw a flock of young turkeys in a field on one ride), and the trail itself is... More

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Durham, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The trail mostly follows the right of way of the Western Md RR from Cumberland Md to Pittsburgh PA. It's a quiet stone dust path for most of the way. There is a section near Pittsburgh that is not as pleasant. The historic signage is quite informative. The industrial and coal mining ruins along the way are historically interesting.

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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The trail is very well maintained and there are many very scenic places along the way. Ohiopyle is always worth a visit and the Big Savage Tunnel is now lit the entire way. Once you get through the tunnel, you have about 23 miles of downhill past Frostburg into Cumberland. We had rain from Connellsville most of the way to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The GAP is a wonderful and scenic ride along the former Western Maryland RR from PIttsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. It is now complete all the way to downtown Pittsburgh, but I approached it via the Panhandle and Montour rails to trails, coming in from the west, connecting to the GAP at the Boston bridge, near McKeesport, PA, about 20... More

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Sedalia, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I drove through Cumberland many times over the years, but I never really saw the scenery until my wife and I biked up the trail to Frostburg in mid October 2013. We traveled a leisurely 15 miles to Frostburg, then 16 miles up and back to the Allegheny summit, then back to Cumberland. The trail is scenic, in excellent shape,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our weather was incredible the entire trip - Sept 22nd to Oct 4th - we also rode the C&O Canal Trail into DC. The trail towns are all so accommodating and friendly - they try to make your trip as easy and convenient for you as they can. Beautiful scenery, well taken care of trail.

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FT Worth
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13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Recently rode from Confluence to Cumberland with the wife. Did it in late September. Its one of the most beautiful and scenic cycling trails we have been on. We rented road bikes in Cumberland and caught a shuttle for the 62 mile trip back. Along the way you pass waterfalls, tunnels, long bridges and follow the river for countless miles.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

don't hesitate...just get out there and ride it. No worries - great town support, bathroom facilities, water, food, lodging -- no worries. Simply enjoy!

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baltimore, maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

exciting and interesting bridges and tunnels and views. wonderful surface for biking or walking. grade minimal if any at all - so easy but constant pedaling, not any of the big ups and coasting downs.

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