Great Allegheny Passage Garners National Praise from Travelers

USA Today Reveals Best Recreational Trail Winners

PITTSBURGH – Travelers have officially taken notice of an Only in Pittsburgh bucket-list attraction, as the Great Allegheny Passage has been named a winner in the 2022 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Recreational Trail.

Locally known as the GAP trail, this 150-mile, non-motorized path connects to the C&O Canal Towpath leading visitors from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. It begins and ends at Point State Park, marked by a bronze medallion next to the famous fountain at the park’s triangular tip.

The nearly-flat GAP trail provides outdoor enthusiasts with a gentle grade and smooth surface, as well as spectacular views of Southwest Pennsylvania. Plus, riders and hikers travel through charming trail towns and near National Landmarks, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

“Pittsburgh is an area resplendent with green space, with unique outdoor adventures around every bend,” said VisitPITTSBURGH Chief Marketing Officer Susan Klein. “The Great Allegheny Passage is certainly a can’t-miss experience when visiting Pittsburgh. Whether you want to take on the entire trail or rent a bicycle for a leisurely ride, the GAP trail offers visitors a unique, memorable way to explore our great region.”

Visitors can explore the GAP trail on their own or with a group through Golden Triangle Bike Rental, which offers trip planning, itineraries, bike rentals, luggage transfer, transportation and more.

The GAP trail is just one way visitors can enjoy and explore the outdoors in Pittsburgh. From kayaking and boating the famous three rivers to golfing one of the more than 500 public golf courses or simply relaxing in one of the 170+ city and county parks, there are endless possibilities for an outdoor adventure Pittsburgh.

VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. The organization is dedicated to generating business events, sports events and leisure travel.