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Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania
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Directions

PittsburghHarrisburgDCUniontownMorgantownOhiopyle/FallingwaterRockwoodMeyersdale

FROM PITTSBURGH: Take the Pa. Turnpike to Exit 91 (Donegal). From the Toll Plaza turn left onto Route 31 and head toward Somerset, PA. After crossing the Laurel Ridge and passing the entrance to Hidden Valley, Bakersville a bit further on and a gas station on the left, look for a "Bike Trail" sign on the right. Just beyond is Trent Road. Turn right at Trent Road and proceed to the next "T" intersection at Copper Kettle Highway. At Cooper Kettle Highway turn left and proceed to New Centerville and Map to get to Confluence PAthe intersection with Route 281. Turn right onto Route 281 and follow it to Confluence.

FROM HARRISBURG: From Harrisburg, PA; Take the Pa Turnpike to Exit 110 (Somerset). From the Toll Plaza follow signs for the "Bike Trail". These will lead to Route 281 south and New Centerville. At New Centerville stay on Route 281 south to Confluence.

FROM DC/BALTIMORE/N.VA. Area: Take I-70 West from Frederick to the Hancock area. Take I-68 to Exit 14. Head toward Route 40. At the "T" intersection with Route 40 turn left. Follow Route 40 to Route 523 and turn right onto Route 523 North toward Confluence. Route 523 will take you to the center of town.

FROM UNIONTOWN, PA: Take Route 40 east toward Cumberland. At the intersection of Route 40 and Route 281, turn left onto Route 281. After coming down a long hill into the Confluence valley, Route 281 crosses the Youghiogheny River. Follow Route 281 into the center of town.

FROM MORGANTOWN, WV: Take I-68 to Exit 14 (Keysers Ridge). Head toward Route 40. At the "T" intersection with Route 40 turn left. Follow Route 40 to Route 523 and turn left onto Route 523 toward Confluence. At the intersection of Route 523 and Route 281 in Confluence turn left onto Route 281 and follow this street to the center of town.

FROM OHIOPYLE & FALLINGWATER: Take Route 381 to center of Ohiopyle and Sugarloaf Road. Turn onto Sugarloaf Road and follow to Route 281 (approx. 8 miles). Turn left onto Route 281 North to Confluence.

FROM ROCKWOOD: Follow Route 653 to New Centerville. Turn left at the blinker light onto Route 281 and follow it.

FROM MEYERDALE: Take Route 219 north to Garrett and turn left onto Route 653. Follow Route 653 through Rockwood to New Centerville. Turn left at the blinker light onto Route 281 and follow it to Confluence.

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Parking Information

(These directions are to the GAP trail head parking. There also is plenty of parking in the downtown area.)

From the north: Follow Rt. 281 to and through Confluence on Oden Street. Cross the bridge over the Casselman River and just before the Rt. 281 bridge over the Youghiogheny River look for the Lucky Dog Cafe and RiverSport on the left. Turn left onto the road in front of the restaurant and boating shop to a Great Allegheny Passage parking lot on the left. Park here and cycle back to Rt. 281 and the trail.

From the south: Following Rt. 281 from Rt. 40, just after crossing the Rt. 281 bridge over the Youghiogheny River turn right onto the road in front of Lucky Dog Cafe and RiverSport boating shop. A parking lot for the Great Allegheny Passage is on the left. Park here and cycle back to Rt. 281 and the trail.

From the southeast: Following Rt. 528 from Rt. 40, turn left onto Rt. 281 bridge over the Casselman River. Just before the Rt. 281 bridge over the Youghiogheny River look for the Lucky Dog Cafe and RiverSport on the left. Turn left onto the road in front of the restaurant and boating shop to a Great Allegheny Passage parking lot on the left. Park here and cycle back to Rt. 281 and the trail.