Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland
Highlands Trail of Maryland Overview
Highlands Trail of Maryland is a 22 mile rail trail that follows
the route of the former Western Maryland Railroad from Cumberland,
Maryland to the Pennsylvania line (Mason-Dixon Line).
end of the Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland connects
to the the Allegheny Highlands Trail of Pennsylvania at the
Mason-Dixon Line. The southern end of the trail connects to
Washington, DC by the C&O Canal Towpath. The trail is
composed of crushed limestone which suitable for all bicycles.
The trail elevation increases 1625 feet over its course when
riding south to north. These rise is a moderate railroad grade
of about 1.5%. There are no serious climbs.
is one link of the Great Allegheny Passage From Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania to Washington, DC. Once complete, The Great Allegheny
Passage will be 384 miles long.
of the trail are Brush Tunnel, Savage Mountain, Borden Tunnel
(950 ft long), the City of Frostburg and the Western Maryland
Scenic Railroad and its steam locomotivewhich follows the
route most of the way.
Allegheny Highlands Trail of MarylandLinks
Allegheny Highlands Trail of MarylandFacts
Crushed Limestone With A Few Sections Paved
Points: Cumberland, Maryland to Maryland-Pennsylvania Border
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