Pennsylvania trails

The Montour and Panhandle Trails - The 46 mile crushed-stone Montour Trail (shown in red) follows the old Montour Railroad, which was built between 1877 and 1914 to link Pittsburgh with the region’s coal mines. The Airport Connector branch (shown in green) provides access to the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Westland branch (shown in green) runs alongside an active railroad to … Continue reading The Montour and Panhandle Trails
Great Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is 184 miles long, starting on the north bank of the Potomac River from Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. Much of the canal has been drained and reforested but the towpath along the canal remains popular for hiking and cycling. The towpath surface is hard-packed dirt for much … Continue reading Great Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour
GAP and C&O Trail Tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus has … Continue reading GAP and C&O Trail Tour
Great Allegheny Passage - The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, creating a 334.5-mile traffic-free route between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.The trail has a packed crushed limestone surface on abandoned rail beds, with an average grade of less than 1%. Near the Big Savage Tunnel, the trail crosses the Eastern Continental … Continue reading Great Allegheny Passage
Three Rivers Heritage Trail Pittsburgh - The Three Rivers Heritage Trail runs 21 miles along the rivers of downtown Pittsburgh, PA.  The Trail consists of five separate trails along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela  and Ohio Rivers.  There are  nine sections: North Shore Trail, 8 mile salong the northern shore of the Allegheny River  from Brunot Island to Millvale. Southside … Continue reading Three Rivers Heritage Trail Pittsburgh
Pine Creek Rail Trail - The Pine Creek Rail Trail is one of the “10 great places to take a bike tour” according to USA Today. The hard-pack gravel trail utilizes a former railway bed with a 2% grade over its entire 57 mile length. The southern terminus is Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania where it heads north to Ansonia through Tioga State … Continue reading Pine Creek Rail Trail


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