Bike Trails PA. Great Allegheny Passage
Raw file: Great Allehgeny Passage 2-10-15.gpx (1.08 MB)
My wife, brother and I are bicycle enthusiasts who enjoy riding the ever increasing number of rail / canal trails mostly in the Northeastern US. We also do volunteer work for NOAA by recovering US Coast & Geodetic Survey Benchmarks. We often combine these hobbies while trail riding. Information on Benchmarks is available here: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
We have been riding these trails for over 10 years now and I decided to share some of the .GPX files I’ve created. The files were compiled using a variety of resources including:
NOAA - http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
Garmin’s Mapsource & Basecamp software
USCGS Topographic Maps. Available free for many States here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/
Garmin’s Birds Eye Imagery
Internet & Print resources
Pennsylvania DCNR website http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/index.htm
Great Allegheny Passage website http://www.atatrail.org/
These .GPX files include tracks for trails, waypoints for significant features along trails, parking areas, bicycle shops along or adjacent to trails, campgrounds and USCGS Benchmarks along or near trails.
This file is the Great Allegheny Passage, one of the finest rail trails in the country and my personal favorite. Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA., it runs 150 miles over spectacular high bridges, through restored railroad tunnels and past eye popping scenery to Cumberland, MD.
In Cumberland, this trail connects to the C&O canal trail already posted here as a separate file. Together, these two trails make it possible to ride / hike 335 traffic free miles from Pittsburgh PA. to Washington DC.
I’ll post more trail files as I update and clean them up.
I always enjoy conversing with fellow bike trail enthusiasts so please feel free to contact me with comments, questions, inclusions or revisions. – Enjoy!
Update 2/10/15 Added 253 waypoints. Added Southside Trail extension into downtown Pittsburgh. Updated parking area information