Great Allegheny Passage GAP - Cumberland to Meyersdale

based on 4 tracks & routes
35.4 mi
21 hrs 38 min
1,814 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in Maryland.

This trail goes by Wills Creek and North Branch Potomac River.

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terry 4 years, 6 months ago
We left the Levi Deal Mansion with a much better feeling about the host/owner than when we arrived yesterday. The breakfast was very professional, complete with soft music. The breakfast was more elegant than most other B&Bs we’ve stayed at and the owner/operator was actually in a good mood compared to yesterday when we checked in. We left the B&B at the same time as Dave And Linda. We saw them again several times along the trail to Cumberland and once again in downtown Cumberland about 6pm this evening. Although they are moving @ a speed similar to ours to Washington DC, I suspect that we will never see them again because we will be staying in Cumberland two days to their one. The GAP segment from Meyersdale to Cumberland was almost as scenic as the previous segments with the addition of numerous tunnels and bridges, the continental divide and the Mason-Dixon Line. There was more rural farmland visible from the trail than in previous days. We’ve been pedaling a very slight and constant uphill grade since we left Pittsburgh with a noticeable increase in the rate of incline from Connellsville to the continental divide which is eight miles east of Meyersdale. The downhill grade from the continental divide to Cumberland (about 20 mi) was almost enough to coast. The remainder of the trip to Washington DC will be a generally flat. We arrived in Cumberland and felt uncomfortable riding the few downtown streets because of the weird layout. Gail’s emotions were heightened because of the stress and vented on the host, Gary as we checked in at the Cumberland inn & Spa B&B. His helpfulness and graciousness calmed her down but we didn’t see any more of him or any staff the entire two days we stayed there. The B&B was sub-par as was the entire row. The room was very average with no tub and the place had no spa (plumbing problem) which was the main reason Gail booked that place. We ate a great meal at the Ristorante Ottaviani the first night in Cumberland. The second day in Cumberland is we rode the Western Maryland Scenic railroad time Frostburg. We sat with a couple from Frederick in the dining car. Gail “friended” them on Facebook.
dianna118 8 years, 7 months ago