Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, park entrance fees, support van, leaders, trail maps & narratives.
(Timberline van shuttle is included from Pittsburgh to McKeesport, PA prior to tour and from Washington, D.C. to the airport following the tour.)
Not included: Airline service; Guide Gratuity.
Pittsburgh International Airport 1:00 pm, Airport Hotel 1:30 pm, McKeesport Hotel 3:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 5 pm
“I would have thought it impossible to have a flat to very slight gradient in western Pennsylvania – a pleasant surprise. Trail surface was better than highways and streets in California!” Byron R.
After 30 years of planning and years of construction, along with the cooperative, heroic efforts of a committed battalion of volunteers, the final section of the Great Allegheny Passage was completed in late-December, 2006, and opened to public use during the summer of 2007. Various organizations continue to maintain and upgrade the trail with end users in mind. With its seamless connection to the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Trail, cyclists can now celebrate and enjoy an incredible 335-mile off-road, traffic-free adventure from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. Without a doubt, the GAP/C & O Trail ranks as the crown jewel in our nation’s growing network of Rails-to-Trails. We have designed this tour with distances at about 40* miles per day, to provide a relaxed tour with plenty of time to take in the incredible history displayed along the trail. On the GAP, we’ll ride a hard-packed crushed limestone and gravel surface. The C&O Trail is a softer surface, with muddy sections possible. This tour is best-suited for the fatter tires of a hybrid, gravel or cross bike.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40
|Day 1||Assemble, bike fitting, orientation dinner|
|Day 2||Port Vue - Connellsville||44|
|Day 3||Connellsville - Rockwood||45|
|Day 4||Rockwood—Mason-Dixon Line—Potomac River--Cumberland, MD||43|
|Day 5||Cumberland—Paw Paw Tunnel—Little Orleans||44|
|Day 6||Little Orleans - Hancock—Fort Frederick State Park— Williamsport||42|
|Day 7||Williamsport - Antietam National Battlefield—Harpers Ferry, WV||44|
|Day 8||Harper's Ferry, WV—Great Falls Park||45|
|Day 9||Great Falls Park - Georgetown - National Mall - Mount Vernon||36|