TrailGuide 13th Edition 

(Cover: White's Ferry, mm35.5 along C&O Canal)  

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TrailGuide is the official, authorized guidebook for the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, covering two scenic trails - one amazing journey. 

TrailGuide is packed with trail descriptions, town maps, business listings and services for tourists. Included is a 2-sided, weatherproof 16” x 24 1/2” map, showing both trails and hundreds of features. Mileage charts, elevations tables are also provided , as well as planning checklists, mile-by-mile highlights for all 335 miles between Washington DC and Pittsburgh PA.

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This year’s book has lots of new content, new pictures, a redesigned map . Proceeds from the book are reinvested into trail improvement projects.

Sample pages:

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    Explore the GAP Trail and C&O Canal trail in a whole new way! Log your trips, review amenities and keep up to date on trail news.
  • TrailGuide

    The official dining & lodging guide for the Great Allegheny Passage® and C&O Canal. Packed with places to eat and stay, maps, and points of interest!
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The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


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Homestead, PA 15120