The ultimate bike trip from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. (or as far as you want to go)

JUN 27 2017

Press Room

Madeline Quigley June 22, 2017

In addition to observing the beauty of the GAP as it passes through remote sections of the state, the trail provides the opportunity to visit tiny towns where trains would stop as they made their way back and forth, bearing the weight of the Pennsylvania steel industry. What do these towns look like? You’ll have to hop on a bike and see for yourself.

A hallmark of the trail is the fact that it is nearly flat, meaning almost anyone can tackle it. (Or as much of it as you want.) As you soak up the region, here are some spots to look out for:

Img 6871   view looking up to Big Savage tunnel overlook.

Img 0947   Confluence pedestrian bridge.

Read the complete trip article HERE, learn their recommendations where to eat, where to stay and enjoy a beautiful write up about what each town has to offer along the two trails - one amazing journey! 


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


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Homestead, PA 15120