Maryland December 19, 2016
If You Live In Maryland, You’ll Want To Add This Marvelous Trail To Your Bucket List
We’ve discussed hikes in Maryland from
hidden spots to ones with view-worthy vistas. But what about once-in-a-lifetime hikes? If you’re up for a challenge (or just want to complete a portion) then check out Great Allegheny Passage. This picturesque trail is worthy of any bucket list.
While most Marylanders know that the C&O Canal runs from Washington DC to Cumberland, fewer are aware that a famous trail actually extends further from its supposed end point.
Starting in Cumberland, you can follow the Great Allegheny Trail for 150 miles.
It ends in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This trail is one of the most scenic in America. Follow a paved path along railroad tracks...
Where you'll pass by trains from the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
Continue your trek by foot or bicycle through serene wooded areas.
One of the highlights on the Pennsylvania portion of the trail is Ohiopyle State Park. Natural wonders abound, including an impressive waterfall.
Once you reach Boston, Pennsylvania, the endpoint isn't too much further.
If you were to combine the C&O Canal Towpath AND Great Allegheny Passage, it would be a total of 335-miles of non-motorized route. Trekking all the way from Washington DC to Pittsburgh is a bucket list feat, indeed.
For more information on the Great Allegheny Passage,
visit the website.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever hiked? For more great hikes in the area,
check out these 12 breathtaking spots among nature.