Updated for 2020!  A Complete Guide to Camping along 

 the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage #GAPtrail

Located along the GAP trail are free and fee based hiker-biker campgrounds.  Some are maintained by volunteers who accept donations and some by friendly businesses who support trail travelers!  The printable pdf chart provides a generous amount of necessary information.  The chart contains HYPERLINKS in each "NAME" that connect with the appropriate website or Facebook page of each location. 

Note: for groups of 10 or more wanting to stay at the free hiker-biker sites please call the West Newton Visitor Center  724-872-5586 to make reservations.  Wonderful volunteers maintain the water pumps, check the Adirondacks, provide free firewood and otherwise keep the sites ready to be enjoyed by you, the trail traveler throughout the season!

Plan overnight trips more easily along the 150-mile trail, print the chart or bookmark this link on your mobile device.  

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Traveling all the way, to or from DC?  Buy a TrailGuide , which also includes camping information for the 184.5-mile long C&O Canal Towpath.  

P ractice "Leave no trace" by taking your trash with you until you can discard it accordingly in the next trail town.   

...Thank you everyone for keeping the Great Allegheny Passage a litter free trail.

*There are chemical toilets at the campgrounds, but limited potable water. We recommend that you carry at least a quart of water more than you think you need.  Take advantage of the towns along the way for water resupply.

Screen Shot 2020 07 16 At 1.34.28 Pm Stewart's Crossing Campground, Connellsville Pennsylvania.

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  • GAP Relay

    Run wild! Register now for the amazing GAP Relay, a 150-mile team running event from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, sponsored by UPMC Health Plan.
  • TrailGuide

    The Official Guide to Traveling the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage. Packed with itineraries, lodging and dining options, and a weatherproof map of both trails.


The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


P.O. Box 228
Homestead, PA 15120