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Born to Ride!
The Great Allegheny Passage, 25 years in the making, is an exploration of our nation’s history. Built on the abandoned grades of the Western Maryland Railway and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, these rail lines served the iron and steel industry and carried freight traffic down the East Coast and westward. The nearly level 150-mile passage connects Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland.
Along the Youghiogheny River valley, and cut through rugged terrain, riders will encounter clear mountain streams, a 1,900-foot-long railroad trestle, some white water rapids, and spectacular vistas of rivers and countryside. The trail intersects with the charming trailside communities of McKeesport, West Newton, Connellsville, Ohiopyle, Confluence and Meyersdale.
Resources are available to help you plan your trip to the Great Allegheny Passage. Want to know where to park, where to rent a bike, or a good place to stop to eat? To learn more about the trail, tours, food and other logistics, visit www.GAPtrail.org or call 1-888-282-BIKE.