The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is a scenic, safe, and satisfying 150-mile rail-trail through the Allegheny Mountains, it's the longest such trail east of the Mississippi River. In Cumberland, the GAP connects to the C&O Canal Towpath, which runs from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland along the Potomac River. Using both trails, riders can trace a 332-mile path outlining our country’s westward expansion.
The Great Allegheny Passage soars over valleys, snakes around mountains, and skirts alongside three rivers (the Casselman, Youghiogheny, and Monongahela) on its nearly level path. Cyclists pass through the Cumberland Narrows, cross the Mason-Dixon Line, top the Eastern Continental Divide at 2,392’, weave through the breathtaking Laurel Highlands, wind their way through 19,052-acre Ohiopyle State Park, journey through the region’s coke, coal, mining, and steel-making corridor, and end at Pittsburgh’s majestic Point State Park.
Stunning views of waterfalls, gorges, river valleys, and farmland are everywhere, especially from outside the 3,294’ Big Savage Tunnel, from the sweeping 909’ Keystone and 1,908’ Salisbury Viaducts, at both ends of the 849’ Pinkerton Tunnel, via the soaring Ohiopyle High and Low Bridges, and the 1,174’ Hot Metal Bridge. Riders overlook the joining of rivers at Confluence, McKeesport, and Pittsburgh, and can explore adjoining peninsulas, hollows, wildflower stands, and forests at many places along the trail.
Get a TrailGuide book and maps at www.GAPtrail.org
We're excited to announce the release of the new Great Allegheny Passage app. Here are some features included in the app.
- Easily locate both C&O Canal Towpath trail and Great Allegheny Passage rail trail
- Find trail parking and access points all along the two trails 335-miles.
- Track your trips and log your miles.
- Browse places to eat, stay, park, camp, and other trail services nearby on a map.
- Rate and review businesses along the trails.
- Easy way to Donate to keep the trails open safe and clean.
Ratings and Reviews
informative and quick
was able to pick up on the search function, use as daily app on my trail rides, find places to eat I've never known where near the trails! Cool app!
I tried to map my bike ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. The map drew straight lines from one trailhead to another and other times didn't map at all. Unable to delete trips. App didn't always work even when I had cell service. Very disappointing!
No good maps and crashes :(
Thought this would be great to have maps in my pocket while on the trail, but app doesn't have trail maps on it, only google maps without trail detail. Would be nice to have the same maps available on the web site along with details on trail amenities. I am using an iPod so do not have phone access, so would be nice to have this along the trail...and for those with iPhone there's many places along the trail with no access, so maps in memory would be helpful for all. Also, app doesn't work smoothly and crashes when using :(. Keep trying!
- Allegheny Trail Alliance
- 31.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Allegheny Trail Alliance
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.