Great Allegheny Passage Trip Elevation Profile

GAP elevation profile

Great Allegheny Passage Trip Elevation Profile

The Great Allegheny Passage is known for its mild elevation changes due to its past life as a rail bed. Riding six days on car-free trail is a selling point in itself. But what will those daily rides look like (and feel like on the legs)?

Below is a sampling of the ride elevation profiles from each day of the tour.  This is a representative group– it may not include all ride options and it may not be the entire ride of each day. Keep in mind the scale of the image can distort both the steepness up and down of these rides.

Don’t be alarmed by sudden spikes in elevation gain – the GPS tracking cannot account for bridges and tunnels. On a bridge crossing, it reads down to the ground level. Same as a tunnel passing. Instead of reading to the tunnel surface, it reads to the ground level above the tunnel – thus looking like a sudden spike in elevation gain.

Day 1: Homestead Pump House to the Inn at Lenora's

GAP elevation profile

38.7 miles; + 1206 ft / – 976 ft

Day 2: Inn at Lenora's to Ohiopyle

Inn to Inn distance and elevation

31.7 miles; + 1135 ft / – 893 ft

Day 3: Ohiopyle, PA to Meyersdale, PA

Inn to Inn elevation profile

42.3 miles; + 1848 ft / – 1041 ft

Day 4: Meyersdale, PA to Cumberland, MD

GAP Elevation profile

32.3 miles; + 955 ft / – 2377 ft

To check out the tour overview, follow the link for Great Allegheny Passage details.

Wilderness Voyageurs operates bike tours around the US, choose from road rides, rail trail tours, or mountain bike tours.  We are based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, right next to the Great Allegheny Passage.

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