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Great Allegheny Passage - Confluence, PA to Rockwood, PA

Great Allegheny Passage 20 to 38-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

Join us, as we visit the Great Allegheny Passage.  The ride departs from the Confluence Trailhead near the Lucky Dog Café and follows the Cassellman River to Rockwood, PA.  The roundtrip is 20-miles from the Pinkerton Tunnel or 38-miles of scenic biking from Rockwood, but you are welcome to ride as many miles as you like.

Do not forget your camera!

Trailhead

Confluence Trailhead - 855 River Road, Confluence, Pa, PA

GPS: 39.805510, -79.363733

Trail Mileage Chart: 

Pinkerton Tunnel

 

Confluence to Pinkerton Map

 

Features and Points of Interest

The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is presently the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi River and the crown jewel of the Mid-Atlantic Rail Trails. The GAP spans two states in its 150-mile course along scenic rivers and across mountain passes. The greenway connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland to create a 334.5-mile route between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.  The Montour Branch links McKeesport to the Pittsburgh International Airport and Coraopolis, Pa.

The proposed Ohio River Trail beginning at Coraopolis links the Montour Trail to the 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio forming approximately a 500-mile contiguous trail from the Great Lakes Region to our nation’s capitol!

Social 

A social gathering and dinner will be held at a local restaurant in Rockwood, PA. 

 

 

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