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Great Allegheny Passage

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 724-309-4041
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2 days, 2 sections

On day one we biked from Ohiopyle to a few miles beyond Confluence and back, 26 miles. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa S
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The GAP

My husband and I rode the GAP from Meyersdale to the Mason-Dixon Line and back on one day; from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
243DLP
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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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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Lisa S
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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday, my wife and I biked from Meyersdale, PA to Cumberland, MD. 32 miles of which 24 miles is literally downhill. Probably pedaled 20% of the downhill ride. The GAP is very well maintained, great sites along the way, and cyclists from everywhere. Between the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great trip. We camped along the way and our first night before we started the ride was spent at Spring Gap Campground (3/5 stars) it was a fine campsite but it was a drive in site and folks were up late playing music...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the detailed trip report! Sounds like you had a great time with your kids. You'll be pleased to know that Ohiopyle State Park is constructing a new campground designed for cyclists, and it'll be closer to the trail. The campground you used was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on different parts of the trail over the years. The part near West Newton is rather light grade but along the river for much of it. Trains go by and not a heavy traffic area. If up this way it is a...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your time on the Great Allegheny Passage near West Newton. The rebuilt train station at mile marker 113 is a great stop and opportunity to refill a water bottle.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rode 2 sections of the GAP trail this past weekend. We rode from Meyersdale, Pa to Cumberland, MD. What a great trail. Well maintained. Interesting sites along the way. Bridges, tunnels, beautiful vistas to name a few. We arranged for a...More

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

Glad you had a lovely ride! The Meyersdale to Confluence segment is also very scenic, with all kinds of wildflowers. Hope you'll come back for another visit!

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

The surface is good hardback dirt and there are increasing number of facilities and bike shop along the route. Make sure to manage your water usage to have enough and be prepared for 10-12 mph speeds from Pittsburgh to the Eastern Divide due to the...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks for the review, Mike. Hope you had a good journey. The rise from Pittsburgh to the Eastern Continental Divide averages 0.25%, so while nearly imperceptible, you will be pedaling, not coasting, for sure.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Train is in good condition. However, the trip we took was through a woods, very little as far as dramatic views. Lumbered along slowly and we were so bored looking at the green woods flashing by. Saw a squirrel, dramatic views are non existent. We...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Sorry you were bored, Joseph! There are great views hundreds of feet over the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, over the Casselman River from the Salisbury Viaduct, and into four states outside the Big Savage overlook. In Pittsburgh, you can take in the cityscape from the...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

A friend and I did the Great Allegheny Passage in 4 days, starting Monday, October 16, 2017. The trail is extremely well maintained. We chose to break up the trip as recommended in the guide book: Day 1: start in Pittsburgh end in West Newton,...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Way to go, and thanks for the trip report! We're glad you enjoyed your thru-ride on the Great Allegheny Passage! Especially on that 1989 MTB! Hope you'll come back for another spin this summer.

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

We recently finished a 5 day ride on the trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. We traveled from Oregon to experience the GAP. What an incredible adventure. The trail surface is an easy one to ride an is perfect for a hybrid or touring bike. We...More

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Bryan P, Manager at Great Allegheny Passage, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thank you, Donna, for your kind words and trip report! We're delighted that you enjoyed your thru-ride, and I'll share your kudos to our volunteer trail groups who work hard to maintain the GAP. Any suggestions for other prospective riders?

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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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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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Hi, Ellen, the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland is smooth and flat, with both campgrounds and lodging (inns, B&B's, guesthouses) in towns like Confluence, Meyersdale, and Connellsville, along the way... More
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