Cyclists hit the rail trail for a recession-resistant getaway – USATODAY.com

Oct 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Greenways, River

greenwayThe Great Allegheny Passage, or GAP, is among the most popular of the nation’s rail trails, partly because of its proximity to major metropolitan areas, but also because of its abundance of life-affirming views amid forgiving terrain. From Cumberland, it climbs about 22 miles to the 2,390-foot Big Savage Tunnel at a relatively gentle 1.5% grade. Beyond, there’s nary a ripple in its crushed limestone base as it glides through Pennsylvania’s lush Youghiogheny River Valley toward Pittsburgh.

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