The Great Ride
Cumberland Mule Statue
Cyclists who start their GAP journey at mile zero in Cumberland, Maryland, will see a statue of a boy and a mule. The statue honors the families who lived and worked on the boats that carried coal and other cargo up and down the C&O Canal in the decades before trains covered the route.
Hays Eagles Nest
Bald eagles are thriving near downtown Pittsburgh.
Saved from demolition, this historic bridge is now a trail treasure.
Hot Metal Bridge
A vibrant piece of Pittsburgh's industrial history.
Sightseeing attraction or eyesore? Cyclists have their own opinions of this popular stop.
Darr Mine Memorial
Pennsylvania’s worst mining disaster. A memorial for all that were killed in 1907.
The town provides cyclists with a friendly and charming place to break from the trail.
The rich history of the canal lockkeepers and their families.
Life on the Canal
Experience the life of a "canaler" - people who carried goods along the C&O Canal Towpath.
The Ruins Project
In an abandoned coal mine, an art installation features mosaics made of local rocks.
One of the most spectacular views in the region.
The view overlooking the Potomac contains a faded image from the past.
This state park has beautiful scenery and outdoor activities along the Youghiogheny River.
This cemetery dates back to the 1800s. Local legend says it's haunted.
A former "coal patch" town built by the coal company for the families of workers.
This relic marks workers standing up for their rights against the Carnegie Steel Company.
Youghiogheny River Lake
This flood control reservoir has become a tourist attraction and popular fishing spot.
The GAP runs right past the historic West Mifflin amusement park that dates to 1898.
Mason and Dixon Line
The line forming the boundary demarcating the North from the South after the Civil War.
The Eastern Continental Divide
The point that separates U.S. waters in the Atlantic Ocean from ones flowing to the Gulf.
This trailhead is known for its switchback bike path and the opportunity to admire sites.
Dead Man's Hollow
Ruins of a factory and quarry remain on this 450-acre conservation area along the GAP.
An 11-hundred-foot-high natural landmark offers cyclists a grand corridor to ride through.
Winter on the GAP
Hikers and skiers enjoy snowfall on the trail between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Maryland.