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Full-Day Excursion

Excursions

Seven Springs is only minutes away from a 60-mile stretch of the GAP, from Connellsville, PA to Meyersdale, PA. We offer full-day excursions that include a healthy packed lunch prepared by our culinary team and shuttle transportation both to and from various points on the trail. Full-day excursions begin at 10 a.m. and are approximately 4-5 hours long. Please meet at the Seven Springs Adventure Center 30-minutes prior to your excursion.

Full-Day Excursion

Planning your Great Allegheny Passage Adventure

  • - 48 hour advance notice is required for all excursions. Space is limited and tours fill up quickly. For more information, please call (800) 452-2223, ext. 7997 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • - Overnight lodging packages are available that get you on the GAP after a delicious breakfast and a great night's sleep. Click here to learn more about overnight lodging.
  • If you are just looking to come up for the day and ride, check out our excursion rates here.

Markleton to Ohiopyle | 22 miles | Intermediate

Mondays and Saturdays

This stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage offers the most stunning views of the river landscape, as you cross over the many Pinkerton bridges, and includes the most popular stretch of the Youghiogheny River trail.

Drop-Off: Markleton, PA

  • - Once the home of the world’s largest wood pulp mill before it burned down in 1893.

Halfway Point: Confluence, PA

  • - The Audubon Society named Confluence one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable bird habitats.

Pick-up: Ohiopyle Train Station

  • - Ohiopyle was once called “Falls City.”
  • - It has the deepest river gorge in Pennsylvania: 26 miles long and 2,000 ft deep.

Click here for excursion rates.

Meyersdale to Confluence | 31 miles | Advanced

Available Tuesdays

This stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage offers the most dramatic transition from pastoral Pennsylvania to stunning views of the river landscape, as you cross over the many Pinkerton bridges.

Drop-Off: Meyersdale, PA

  • - The Maple City, home of more than 60 years of Maple Festivals in the fall.
  • - Take a minute on the Salisbury Viaduct, a 1,900 ft long bridge that is over 100 ft above the valley to soak in one of the grandest views on the Great Allegheny Passage.

Pick-up: Confluence, PA

  • - Named for convergence of three rivers, the Youghiogheny, the Casselman and Laurel Hill Creek.
  • - The Audubon Society named Confluence one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable bird habitats.
  • - Grab an ice cream at the Lucky Dog Café before your shuttle picks you up.

Click here for excursion rates.

Markelton to Meyersdale | 19 miles | Beginner

Available Wednesdays

This stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage offers the most dramatic transition from stunning views of the river landscape, as you cross over the many Pinkerton bridges to quintessentially pastoral Pennsylvania.

Drop-Off: Markleton, PA

  • - Once the home of the world’s largest wood pulp mill before it burned down in 1893.

Pick-up: Meyersdale, PA

  • - The Maple City, home of more than 60 years of Maple Festivals in the fall.
  • - Take a minute on the Salisbury Viaduct, a 1,900 ft long bridge that is over 100 ft above the valley to soak in one of the grandest views on the Great Allegheny Passage.

Click here for excursion rates.

Rockwood to Ohiopyle | 29 miles | Advanced

Available Thursdays & Sundays

This stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage is in the heart of Pennsylvania coal country but still offers many hidden waterfalls tucked within the Laurel Highlands landscape.

Drop-Off: Rockwood, PA

  • - One of the fastest growing towns in Pennsylvania because of the Civil War boom and an ample supply of railroad tracks.

Halfway Point: Confluence, PA

  • - The Audubon Society named Confluence one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable bird habitats.

Pick-up: Ohiopyle Train Station

  • - Ohiopyle was once called “Falls City.”
  • - It has the deepest river gorge in Pennsylvania: 26 miles long and 2,000 ft deep.
  • - Grab an ice cream and dip your toes in the water after a long bike ride before your shuttle picks you up.

Click here for excursion rates.

Conellsville to Confluence | 28 miles | Advanced

Available Fridays | Click here for itinerary

This is the most popular stretch of Youghiogheny trail in Pennsylvania. Chase the trains loaded with coal headed to Washington, D.C., and race the rafters as they drift down the river.

  • - Check out the interpretive signs along the trail and be sure to wave at the rafters as they float downstream.

Drop-Off: Connellsville

  • - A city made rich from the coal trade – once home of the most millionaires in the United States in a city of that size.

Halfway Point: Ohiopyle Train Station

  • - Ohiopyle was once called “Falls City.”
  • - It has the deepest river gorge in Pennsylvania: 26 miles long and 2,000 ft deep.

Pick-up: Confluence, PA

  • - Named for convergence of three rivers, the Youghiogheny, the Casselman and Laurel Hill Creek.
  • - The Audubon Society named Confluence one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable bird habitats.
  • - Grab an ice cream at the Lucky Dog Café before your shuttle picks you up.

Click here for excursion rates.

 


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