Overnight & Long Term Parking - click here for list of parking

If riders planning to park overnight, or if they plan to arrive back at their vehicle after dark, they should contact the local police station, or Visitor Center and provide them with a descriptive information on their car. This will alleviate the police from starting a search and rescue operation or avoid the car being towed.

Having the number for the local police station programmed into a cell would be a wise idea.

Potomac, MD 20854 (C&O Mile 14)
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center (fee)
11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Register by phone (301-767-3703); or in person at the visitor center. Open daily 10AM-4:30PM.

Dickerson, MD 20842 (C&O Mile 35)
Whites Ferry
24801 Whites Ferry Road
Whites Ferry lot is available for overnight parking. Put contact information on your vehicle's dashboard.

Brunswick, MD 21716 (C&O Mile 55)
MARC Train Station parking lot
100 South Maple Avenue

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (C&O Mile 61)
Harpers Ferry Visitor Center (Fee)
171 Shoreline Drive
Register by downloading form available at" Go to: Plan your visit: Request for overnight parking. Print form and fax to: 304-535-6244.

Sharpsburg, MD 21782 (near Shepherdstown, WV, C&O Mile 73)
National Park Service Parking Area
16389 Canal Road

Williamsport, MD 21795 (C&O Mile 100)
NPS Williamsport Visitor Center
205 West Potomac Street
Register by phone (301-582-0813); or in person at visitor center. Visitor center is open daily in summer 9:00AM-4:30PM. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter.

Hancock, MD 21750 (C&O Mile 124)
Western Maryland Rail Trail Parking Lot
256 East Main Street

Cumberland, MD 21502 (C&O Mile 185/GAP Mile 0)
Howard Street Parking Area, located near Canal Place, below Interstate 68
Register at Cumberland Visitor Center located at 13 Canal Street by phone (301-722-8226);
or in person. Visitor center is open daily 9AM-5PM.
West Harrison Street Parking Lot (fee), located near Canal Place

Frostburg, MD 21532 (GAP Mile 15)
Frostburg Depot
20 Depot Street

Deal, PA 15552 (GAP Mile 24)
1765 Deal Road
Meyersdale PA 15552

Meyersdale, PA 15552 (GAP Mile 32)
Western Maryland Railway Train Station
527 Main Street
Registration at the station is required.

Rockwood, PA 15557 (GAP Mile 43)
131 Rockdale Road

Confluence, PA 15424 (GAP Mile 62)
855 River Road

Ohiopyle, PA 15470 (GAP Mile 71)
Gated Lot off Ferncliff Parking Area - Registration at Train Station Visitor Center or Park Office required.
Train Station Visitor Center: 7 Sheridan Street, Ohiopyle: Staffed May through October 10 AM-6PM daily.
Park Office: 171 Dinnerbell Road, Ohiopyle: Open year-round 8 AM-4PM weekdays, weekends during the summer.

Connellsville, PA 15425 (GAP Mile 88)
Parking area at the corner of North 3rd Street and Torrance Avenue

Belle Vernon, PA 15012 (GAP Mile 110)
Cedar Creek Park
Parking is available at the end of Evergreen Drive. Registration information is available at kiosk.

West Newton, PA 15089 (GAP Mile 113)
West Newton Station Visitors Center
111 Collinsburg Road
Long-term parking available in gravel parking lot at the north side of the building, park at your own risk. Please do not block the door, steps, ramp or ingress/egress. Visitor center is open 11AM-4PM Monday through Friday.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (GAP Mile 148)
Station Square Garage (fee)
301 West Station Square Drive

Great Allegheny Passage ® Trailhead Parking - DAY USE (South to North)
Parking is available free if charge except were noted.

Trail Access Areas - click on the town name for details

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