Great Allegheny Passage

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Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD  ·  The GAP offers 150 miles of trail between Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. The GAP joins the CO towpath, creating a 335-mile trail to Washington, DC.
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The Great Allegheny Passage Trail, Pennsylvania

Salisbury Viaduct

Salisbury Viaduct

The Ohiopyle Bridge

Trail of the Month: July 2007 Imagine a continuous rail-trail 150 miles long where annually more than half a million visitors hike, bike, ride.

A view from the Big Savage Tunnel outlook

A view from the Big Savage Tunnel outlook

A beautiful view from the Pinkerton High-Low Cassellman Bridge in the fall.

A beautiful view from the Pinkerton High-Low Cassellman Bridge in the fall.

Mile 114 - West Newton

Mile 114 - West Newton

Big Savage Tunnel view at dawn

Big Savage Tunnel view at dawn

Aerial Ohiopyle Vixia Stills

Aerial Ohiopyle Vixia Stills

November 1978 - Western PA Conservancy transferred the Western MD Railway land to Ohiopyle State Park.

November 1978 - Western PA Conservancy transferred the Western MD Railway land to Ohiopyle State Park.

April 1975 - Western Maryland Railway was closed in 1975 and the bike trail was later created. Some buildings still remain. Which ones?

April 1975 - Western Maryland Railway was closed in 1975 and the bike trail was later created. Some buildings still remain.

1933 - Banning Mine #1. The area is near Mile 105.5. The only remaining mine structure is the concrete coal tipple indicated by the arrows.

1933 - Banning Mine The area is near Mile The only remaining mine structure is the concrete coal tipple indicated by the arrows.

March 1957 - Western Maryland coal train near Frostburg, MD. The railway was converted to trail about 50 years later.

March 1957 - Western Maryland coal train near Frostburg, MD. The railway was converted to trail about 50 years later.

The changes made to the Low Bridge at Ohiopyle. The railroad was converted to trail after the abandonment of the Western Maryland Railway.

The changes made to the Low Bridge at Ohiopyle. The railroad was converted to trail after the abandonment of the Western Maryland Railway.