Day 3: Riding the Greater Allegheny Passage
Day three B&O Canal trail was the big push for DC. The day ended up being 118 miles with lots of mud.
The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage soars over valleys, snakes around mountains, and skirts alongside three rivers (the Casselman, Youghiogheny, and Monongaleha) on its nearly level path. Cyclists pass through the Cumberland Narrows, cross the Mason-Dixon Line, top the Eastern Continental Divide at 2,392’.
The C&O Canal Towpath trail runs 185 miles from Washington DC to Cumberland Maryland. It follows the Potomac River along the route of the historic C&O Canal.
Photos and blog post from Riding the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Trail are below.