Great Allegheny Passage ranked among top long rail trails in U.S.

APR 21 2021

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Trib Live, by Chris Patrick, April 20, 2021 - Cyclists from Western Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., certainly know the power of the Great Allegheny Passage — or GAP for short.  But it’s always good to know that others are hearing its praises as well.

The 150-mile trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md., was recently named among the Best Long Rail Trails in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine.

“When you connect the crushed limestone Allegheny Passage with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, you can ride all the way from Pittsburgh to D.C. without having to worry about busy streets or traffic,” Caitlin Giddings wrote in explaining what makes the trail so great. “It’s the perfect place to try your first week-long bike tour.” Read More

Cyclists taking a break at the West Newton Station.


The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


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