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Great Allegheny Passage

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A Must Ride Trail!

The Great Allegheny Passage is a must ride trail. I rode from Deal, PA to Cumberland, MD which is... read more

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G4flyfish
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This was my first time riding the GAP and it was a great experience. We started from Pittsburgh and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Great Allegheny Passage soars over valleys, snakes around mountains, and skirts alongside three rolling rivers on its nearly level path from Cumberland, Md. to Pittsburgh. Cyclists pass through the Cumberland Narrows, cross the Mason-Dixon Line...more
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Great Allegheny Passage is a must ride trail. I rode from Deal, PA to Cumberland, MD which is about 26 miles. One the ride you see some of the most beautiful scenery, cross the Eastern Continental Divide, the Mason Dixon Line and go through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time riding the GAP and it was a great experience. We started from Pittsburgh and rode to Cumberland and then on to DC. The trail was well maintained as cared for. Thank you for taking such good care of it. I...More

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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lots of volunteer labor from Pittsburgh to Connellsville, and then lovely staff from Ohiopyle State Park, Somerset County, and Allegany County Maryland. Glad you had a good ride!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started in Pittsburgh and went to Cumberland in 5 days. We used a bike company to have our luggage taken to the next B&B each day so it was rather luxurious and pricey but it was a great time. The trail is crushed stone...More

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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had a good trip! Hope you'll return in May for the spring wildflowers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Bike Trail, trail is in excellent condition. Take 4 Days, there is alot to see and you don't want to rush. Start in Pittsburgh and Ride it through to Cumberland. You won't be disappointed.

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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Ronda, glad you had a good journey. Come back sometime this fall for some great colors!

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Did the trail in increments and loved each part of it (except the last 10 miles into Pittsburgh) for different reasons. Great riding, relatively easy given the low grade, and treats along the way.More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Glad you've enjoyed your rides! The last 10 miles into Pittsburgh took years and years to build through an urban valley, and while it doesn't have the rural beauty of much of the eastern section, it does feature the Riverton Bridge, the Port Perry and...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We had previously done a couple short day trips on the GAP between Confluence and Connellsville. This time we rode the entire trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. What an experience! The trail is so beautifully maintained. We learned that it is cared for by volunteers...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for the review! You picked some great stops. If you're coming from Cumberland next time, try staying in Frostburg, Confluence, and Smithton/Perryopolis to break up the trip. Fall colors September 15-October 25.

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We rode the Great Allegany Passage from Rockwood to Meyersdale and back. This is a great bike trail with a smooth surface, gentle sloop, park benches along the way, and nice towns where they are needed. In the future, we would like to take an...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thanks, David. Glad you had a good ride! Next time you're out, try Rockwood to Confluence, which is a beautiful stretch and great cafes and eateries at the turn-around spot.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

I biked this with three friends. Over the course of two days, we biked about 100 miles, starting from Pittsburgh, overnight stop in Connellsville, then to Ohiopyle and back to Connellsville. The trail is incredibly well tended--not only clean and cleared but also with great...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Glad you had a great experience! Next visit, start in Ohiopyle and head to Confluence for lunch, and overnight in Meyersdale or Frostburg. High meadows, tunnels, great beauty.

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

On day one we biked from Ohiopyle to a few miles beyond Confluence and back, 26 miles. It was lovely and the trail nicely canopied and well cared for. Not too much traffic in either direction. More traffic in the way of walkers/runners closer to...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Glad you had a lovely ride! Next time do ride into Confluence for lunch or ice cream and rest under the town square gazebo. Plenty of B&B's in Confluence and Connellsville, too, that attract cyclists.

Reviewed July 2, 2018

My husband and I rode the GAP from Meyersdale to the Mason-Dixon Line and back on one day; from Rockwood to Meyersdale and back another day; about 20 miles out and back around Connellsville and finally around Pittsburgh. It was an awesome ride - much...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Glad you had a great time! The towns have all kinds of lovely stops. Sometime, do finish the Mason & Dixon Line to Cumberland stretch. Stop in Frostburg to check out the public art and get lunch.

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Mary C
September 27, 2018|
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Response from glomdr | Reviewed this property |
You would get on the trail in Cumberland at mile 0. It is 22 miles to Big Savage Tunnel.
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Laura W
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Response from HappyHikerGirl | Reviewed this property |
When we did the GAP last year we only saw cyclists. I hike. Personally, I wouldn't enjoy the GAP as a hike. My preference for hiking is mountainous, more scenic, and more intimate with nature. The GAP is a well... More
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Cindy M
September 1, 2018|
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Response from BryanP1884 | Property representative |
Rock City Shuttles, Golden Triangle Bike, Cumberland Trail Connection are all possibilities. Amtrak also runs between Pittsburgh and Cumberland and can be a good option. Pick up a copy of TrailGuide for a longer list of... More
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