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Great Allegheny Passage - Smithton, PA to Greenock, PA

Great Allegheny Passage 30-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 4-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).  This event is held in conjunction with our friends from the Mountain State Rail Trailers in West Virginia.

Join us, as we visit the Great Allegheny Passage. The ride departs Cedar Creek Park, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 (Smithton, PA) located at GPS: 40.176266, -79.770364 and follow the Great Allegheny Passage Trail north 15-miles to Sutersville, PA.  The roundtrip is 30-miles of scenic biking, but given that it is the Great Allegheny Passage, you are welcome to ride as many miles as you like.

Trailhead

Cedar Creek Trailhead - Evergreen Drive, Belle Vernon, PA (Near Smithton, PA)

GPS: 40.176266, -79.770364

 

 

Trail Mileage Chart: 

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 Driscoll & Sons Cafe Restaurant or June Bug's Restaurant & Bar.

 

 

 

 

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