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Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)

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 4.7 (17)

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


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Map Key

152.4

Miles

245.3

KM

Paved Path

2,646' 806 m

High

621' 189 m

Low

3,716' 1,133 m

Up

3,837' 1,169 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

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

Shared By:

Jeffrey Go

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 17 votes

#1

in Pittsburgh

#651

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  4.7 from 17 votes
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#1

in Pittsburgh

#12

in Pennsylvania

#651

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Photos

Baughman Trail near the end nearing the GAP trail.
Aug 28, 2018 near Ohiopyle, PA
Baughman Trail really close to intersection with the GAP trail
Aug 28, 2018 near Ohiopyle, PA
Train stop and picnic area
Aug 4, 2018 near La Vale, MD
Mount Savage
Aug 4, 2018 near Frostburg, MD
Route 40 Bridge
Aug 4, 2018 near La Vale, MD
Bone Cave
Aug 4, 2018 near La Vale, MD

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Jun 8, 2021
Karim Bekka
Rode from Pittsburgh to Cumberland in 5 days. Took it easy and enjoyed the sights! 164.7mi — 19h 50m
Aug 29, 2020
Dick Keslar
Road McKeesport to the point in Pittsburgh. Spent some time sight seeing. Just enjoyed a nice day 36mi — 6h 00m
Oct 18, 2019
Steve Scherck
Sep 15, 2019
Laurie Vento
Jul 12, 2019
Samuel Bearinger
Oct 21, 2018
Rodney Sensenig
Oct 7, 2018
Michael Steffenino
Jul 6, 2018
Kelly Gant
Great trail ride!!! 20.2mi