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Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)

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152.4 Miles 245.3 Kilometers


Paved Path

3,716' 1,133 m

Ascent

-3,837' -1,169 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

2,646' 806 m

High

621' 189 m

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Shared By Jeffrey Go

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A rail-to-trail route from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD.

Jeffrey Go

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Description

The Great Allegheny Passage is a rail-to-trail that connects Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. The route also connects to the C&O Canal Towpath, which leads to Washington D.C. on an additional 184.5-mile route.

The path is comprised of crushed gravel with a few, short sections of pavement. It has a very manageable grade for all levels of bikers. As the trail continues further south, the grade increases slightly, reaching the high point of 2,605 ft just north of the border with Maryland, west of Wellersburg, PA.

There are a few bridge crossings, some of which are fairly high for riders who are sensitive to heights. Additionally, there are bathrooms and water fountains found along the route. For more information, visit the official GAP Trail website.

Contacts

Land Manager: Allegheny Trail Alliance

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Oct 21, 2018
Rodney Sensenig
Oct 7, 2018
Michael Steffenino
Jul 6, 2018
Kelly Gant
Great trail ride!!! 20.2mi
Apr 11, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
Cumberland to the Tunnel 36mi
Jun 12, 2017
George Coghill
152.4mi
Mar 24, 2017
Brandon Manuel
Quick ride
Aug 13, 2016
Rebecca Winslow
4.5mi
Jun 29, 2016
Adam Christopher

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  4.5 from 8 votes

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