The Great Allegheny Passage is a rail-trail between Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. The trail passes dozens of iconic views and structures, is nearly level, with a grade never exceeding 2%. Spectacular scenery, great for bike touring, facilities for camping, relaxing in quaint B&B's, rides through untrammeled natural areas are all a part of the GAP experience. Bicycling and hiking are the two most popular activities. In addition, sections of the trail system are open to equestrians. Horses are permitted only on the grassy areas between Boston & Connellsville; Rockwood & Garrett; Frostburg to the State Line. The trail system is universally accessible between dawn & dusk. Winter snow allows cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. The Great Allegheny Passage is a non-motorized trail. Vehicles with gasoline powered engines are strictly prohibited. In recognition that some people have special needs, individuals should be encouraged to use the Passage while at the same time respecting the wish for a quality experience for all users.