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Great Allegheny Passage Trail

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Address: Cumberland, MD 15650
Phone Number: 888-282-2453
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Bucket list trip. . . .

Last August I checked off another adventure off the bucket list by bicycling from Pittsburgh to Cumberland on the Great Allegheny Passage. I was not disappointed. The trial is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
James B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Last August I checked off another adventure off the bucket list by bicycling from Pittsburgh to Cumberland on the Great Allegheny Passage. I was not disappointed. The trial is well maintained except for a short distance between McKeesport and Boston Trailhead. There are many attractions along the way, including the train station in West Newton, Ohiopyle, Confluence, and the many... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you just want an easy cruise, ride from Frostburg to Cumberland, downhill grade and easy peddling. If you want to challenge yourself, ride from Cumberland, up the mountain to Frostburg and then return. Always a nice ride.

Thank Kim M
Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Our group of 6 cycling adventure of Pittsburgh to DC was cut short by cold, rainy weather and elderly parent needing attention back home in OH. My favorite days were the 30 miles in which in the middle we stopped at River's Edge in Confluence, and the Eastern Continental Divide ride. There are two tunnels over a half mile long.... More 

Thank LivingTheDream108
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My wife and I did a 10 day ride with a rest day in Paw Paw. Pulled a trailer behind our tandem bike. Stayed at hotels, Air BnBs and BnBs while our friend camped. Perfect planning for the trip for us 65 year olds. I put 38mm tires on our road bike and it worked fine. Fantastic trail along rivers... More 

Thank ColoradoMo
Central Pa
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100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a very nice trail. The surface is solid, the trail amply wide and the grades very gradual. From the trail, you are afforded unbelievable views of mountains, farmland, wind turbines and villages tucked into crevasses in the mountains. The tunnels and bridges add additional value to a ride on the GAP.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a 150-mile bike path from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a beautiful ride, starting with a gentle (2% grade) 20-mile climb out of Cumberland to the eastern continental divide near Frostburg and then descending (the average 1% descent really makes it feel flat). We stayed at B&Bs along the way. Two of us were experienced cyclists,... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Well groomed trail with some some really nice scenery, especially near Ohiopyle Park. It was almost completely flat on the segment we rode, despite the steep hills in the surrounding area. We picked up a free trail map that was contained in the Laurel Highlands tourism guide. The map shows restrooms, parking areas, availability of food and water.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Fabulous trail! We biked from Meyersdale PA to Ohiopyle and the fall foliage was gorgeous. The trail is so very well maintained and not crowded. This section has very small sand/gravel and easy to ride on. I will definitely return !

Thank Jdillard
Shreveport, Louisiana
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128 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I've ridden the trail twice from the Pittsburgh, PA area to Cumberland, MD. This is probably one of the greatest Rails to Trails rides that we have in the country. The only problem was that there weren't that many hiker/biker campgrounds in the Southern section of the trail. I had to do some stealth camping. The rides through the tunnels... More 

Thank Rev Johannes M
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Loved ever bit of the trail. Very beautiful views. Lots of wildlife. Even saw a bear on trail bear Confluence, PA. Did Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath an GAP with Adventure Cycling. They are the best.

Thank Douglas D

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