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Allegany County Maryland Hiking Trails

Great Allegheny Passage


Traveling 135 miles between Cumberland Maryland and Duquesne Pennsylvania, the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) joins the C&O Canal Towpath to create a 320 mile continuous trail. The 22 mile section of the Great Allegheny Passage within Allegany County Maryland is available for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. Horseback riding is allowed on the trail from Frostburg Maryland to the Pennsylvania line.

Only Pedestrian traffic is allowed in the Brush Tunnel (west of Cumberland MD) and Borden Tunnel (west of Frostburg MD). Bicyclists must walk their bikes through both tunnels. Flashlight use is recommended.

To access Great Allegheny Passage from

Cumberland Maryland:

From Route 68 E, which merges with Rt. 40 in Cumberland, take exit #43. Turn right onto S. Mechanic Street. Continue along S Mechanic Street to Baltimore Street and turn left to the trailhead.

From Route 68 W follow above, except turn left onto S Mechanic Street.


Frostburg Maryland

From Route 68 E take exit #34. Turn right onto Rt. 36 (becomes Main Street) and travel to Depot Street and turn right. Parking is available at the train station.

From Rt. 68 W, travel as above except turn left onto Rt. 36.

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