The Great Allegheny Passage is a regional trail system (150 miles) 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.
Together with the C&O Canal towpath, the GAP is part of a 335 mi route between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., that is popular with through hikers and cyclists.
Plan Your Trip
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Add adventure to your hiking and biking
Identify popular places to visit along the GAP
The GAP-WYTC is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and improving the 10.5 mile Westmoreland County, PA section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).
Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, walking, running or cross-country skiing, you will delight in the beauty of this section of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150 mile-system of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.
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The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter (WYTC) of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is busy all year-long. It is used by individuals, families, of all ages who enjoy recreation, camaraderie, improving health, and making improvements to the Trail to benefit users.
Each year the GAP-WYTC organizes activities and events to benefit the community, its members, and visitors.