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Great Allegheny Passage

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Even Lance Legweak can ride

My wife and I first rode to this trail from Michigan. We started in Pittsburgh, and went east... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary F
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Bay City, Michigan
The Best Long Distance Bicycle Path in the Nation

WE took 4 days riding from Cumberland to Pittsburgh. The trail was in great shape, the people we... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I first rode to this trail from Michigan. We started in Pittsburgh, and went east. The GAP trail was so great that we encouraged 15 of our friends to ride it the next year with us SAGing. The trail is not a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Gary, for the great trip report and for lobbying for the GAP. The Lance Legweaks of the world thank you for advocating for them, too. Hope you'll come back and ride the other direction, perhaps stop for a Flight 93 or Fallingwater tour.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

WE took 4 days riding from Cumberland to Pittsburgh. The trail was in great shape, the people we met were wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip

Date of experience: October 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

So glad you had a great journey on the GAP! The trail culture is indeed fantastic, and the sites are second to none. Thanks for the good report. Come back for a spring wildflower trip in June!

Reviewed October 26, 2018

I only rode from Frostburg to eastern continental divide and if that section is any indicator of this trail's assets, I'm anxious to return for other sections. It's in great condition and the historic sites & markers provide history and appreciation for its present-day leisure/tourism...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for riding that stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage! Thousands of volunteer hours contribute to good trail conditions, and for sure, the views and vistas are amazing. Consider and out and back overnight from Meyersdale to Confluence, or Ohiopyle to Connellsville, for example.

Reviewed October 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thanks for riding! You picked a lovely section of the GAP. Hope you enjoyed the view outside Big Savage Tunnel.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

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 October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

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

Reviewed September 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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BryanP1884, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

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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
September 6, 2018|
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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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