Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage is a regional trail system that links Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh. Following along the old P. & L. E. Railroad right-of-way from McKeesport to Connellsville, the main access points for residents of Westmoreland County are at Cedar Creek Park and West Newton. Heading south, the Great Allegheny Passage connects to Ohiopyle State Park, Meyersdale and continues to Cumberland, Maryland. To the north, the trail eventually leads into Pittsburgh. Click here to view the map!

This walking and biking trail is handicapped accessible and accommodates everyone regardless of age or physical ability (view the Regional Trail Corporation Mobility Device Policy).

There is a camping facility for families or individuals using the trail who wish to stay overnight. The Cedar Creek Trekker Campground is a two night maximum stay and operates on a first come, first serve basis. There are no shower facilities, but potable water is available.

For more information, please visit the Great Allegheny Passage website or the Trail Towns website for businesses along the GAP Trail.


Directions


The most convenient access point to the Great Allegheny Passage for Westmoreland County residents is located within Cedar Creek Park. You can also access the trail on Route 31 in the Borough of West Newton and on Route 981 in Smithton.

About Us


The Great Allegheny Passage is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit corporation that promotes the conversion of railroad right-of-ways into recreational trails.
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Learn more about the history of the Great Allegheny Passage! Visit www.gaphistory.org