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Great Allegheny Passage

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 724-309-4041
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An Amazing Experience

We took 3 days to do the GAP from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. The trail was in good shape. Some do it... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
LNLew
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CA
One of the best rail trails in existence

We love this trail and introduce it to our other biking friends every year. This year we took 6... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
whishigi
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Bradenton, Florida
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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, top the Eastern Continental Divide, wind their way through Pennsylvania’s breathtaking Laurel Highlands, journey through the region’s coke, coal, mining, and steel-making corridor, and end at Pittsburgh’s majestic Point State Park. Stunning views of waterfalls, gorges, river valleys, and farmland are everywhere, especially from outside the Big Savage Tunnel, from the sweeping Salisbury Viaduct, at both ends of the Pinkerton Tunnel, and via the Ohiopyle High and Low Bridges. Riders overlook the joining of rivers at Confluence, McKeesport, and Pittsburgh, and can explore adjoining peninsulas, state parks, hollows, wildflower stands, and forests on foot at many places along the trail.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

We took 3 days to do the GAP from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. The trail was in good shape. Some do it faster, but we could have spent even more time in some of the towns along the way. In our 50's and rode a tandem...More

4  Thank LNLew
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

We love this trail and introduce it to our other biking friends every year. This year we took 6 friends from Pittsburgh PA to Cumberland MD, a 4 day trip averaging around 40 miles a day. Our friends, avid cyclists and experienced trail riders also...More

2  Thank whishigi
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I've biked this trail connecting Pittsburgh to DC twice, once going east to west and the other ride going west to east. I highly encourage you to purchase the Trail Book for $10 on-line. It provides in-depth information everything you need to plan an enjoyable,...More

4  Thank John M
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We just finished our ride from Pgh to DC. The GAP is much better taken care of than the C&O. Thanks GAP Trail Alliance!!!!! My favorite part would probably be around Ohiopyle. Great area.

3  Thank KimCarlKids
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Where to start? In a word, Awesome. In more than 1 word... This trail has something for everyone (kids included); walking, running, biking, horseback riding (in most sections), to the history of the industrial revolution, trains, coke and steel. The trail is mostly compact gravel...More

7  Thank MCFDTony
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

My wife and I are newly retired and decided to hit the trail. You can do some part or all of the bike trail, at your own skill level. Get the trail book and make a plan that suits you. We did a 90 mile...More

1  Thank Burt H
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

This is a must do for folks who like bicycling. Trail is well maintained (I rode on a road bike) and interesting. Essentially a flat ride except for the northbound portion for the 15 miles north of Cumberland. Good spots to stop for lunch and/or...More

4  Thank Dan D
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

I ride the wonderful trail often. The GAP has a very gentle 1 1/2% grade out of Cumberland up Big Savage mountain. The GAP goes all the way to Pittsburgh. Headed East you can take the C& O canal to D.C. Ride on

1  Thank Larry B
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

To be honest, I've only run this trail from downtown Cumberland to LaVale--about three or so miles. But if you're in Cumberland and looking for a running or walking trail, it's great. The trail is asphalt, with no direct cross traffic except for the rare...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

I have been riding small sections of the trail in preparation for a ride down the entire trail. It is such an enjoyable trail due to little changes in elevation, multiple access points and the nice crushed stone footpath. The C&O is more "natural" and...More

1  Thank Bob L
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k s
August 6, 2018|
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Response from HappyHikerGirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not hard to navigate the incomplete section in Pittsburgh. We stayed at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown, which is literally blocks from the official start in Point State Park. One tip: ride the bike trail along the... More
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bam18Md
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Bryan P | Property representative |
The Great Allegheny Passage is perfect for runners -- joggers, ultramarathoners, and anyone in between. Some of our trail groups host 5K and 10K events, and in October, you and seven teammates can participate in the GAP... More
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Lori H
January 31, 2018|
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Response from Bryan P | Property representative |
Hi, Lori, Amtrak's Capitol Limited runs between Pittsburgh and Cumberland and each train holds eight (8) slots for bicycles. You can purchase your seat and a slot for your bike on a first-come, first-serve basis. See... More
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