Get the Official Guide to Traveling the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage
Now in its 18th edition, TrailGuide is the official, authorized guidebook for traveling between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath — two scenic trails and one amazing journey. Pick up your copy for just $10 plus postage.
TrailGuide is packed with mile-by-mile trail descriptions, town maps and directories, and itineraries for day trips, weekends, and thru-rides.
Filled with great photography, an updated list of campgrounds, and suggestions for getting to and from the GAP and C&O Canal Towpath from shuttle services to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited. At 232 pages, it’s comprehensive, but still fits nicely into a trunk-mounted rack or in the outside sleeve of a backpack.
Proceeds help the Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy fund emergency repairs and enhancements along both trails.
Includes Official Trip-Planning Maps
TrailGuide includes the official maps for the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, printed on weatherproof paper and removable from the rest of the book. They’re folded from a 7.625” x 24.75” size to fit in your pocket. The maps are suitable for detailed trip-planning, and include parking, available amenities, major highways, trail towns, campgrounds, waterways, and connecting trails.
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With TrailGuide, you’ll receive a short history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath, callouts of favorite stops, and a chart of available campgrounds. Plus, these essential items:
- Mileage and elevation chart
- Plan-your-trip checklist
- Town profiles, maps, and directories
- Photo op suggestions
- Parking and trailhead listings
- Indexes to lodging, restaurants, outfitters, shuttle services, and bike shops