The Yockatomac Trek   ™

Resources for planning your bicycle trip between Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC

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Get a personalized certificate to commemorate your trip 

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The Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath
now provide a traffic-free bike route between Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC

The Yockatomac Trek is the bike trip that follows this route

This web site provides planning resources for bicycle trips between Pittsburgh and Washington, including the logistics guide Linking Up, reports from previous trips, a calendar of open trips, and information about the Classic Yockatomactrek trip, the longest-running trip on this route.


About the Trails

Overview of the route, with links to trail web sites


About the Yockatomactrek

Over 300 miles of traffic-free trail, one stop light.
The 2020 trip is June 22-28
Only a few spots left


Planning Guide

Linking Up, the guide to organizing your own trip, including logistics, services, itineraries


Finding a Trip

Schedules for existing trips, including a comprehensive
 trip calendar


Trip Reports

Links to trip reports from past trips


Make Your Own Trip

Advice on planning your own trip or joining a planned trip

Cycle Through the Mountains, Not Over Them!

Come journey by bicycle  for about 300 miles along the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath. Ride along the flattest route ever built from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC on nearly-level trails that once served railroads and canals. Explore the remnant railroad and canal structures that line this now-sylvan corridor.

The trail is now complete from McKeesport PA (15 miles southeast of Pittsburgh) to the end of the C&O Canal in Washington DC. This web site is dedicated to helping you plan a memorable trip.    

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You are visiting The Yockatomac Trek, copyright 2006 by Mary Shaw and Roy Weil. We encourage you to link to these pages or print copies for personal use. However, if you want to copy the material for any other use, you must ask us first. Other outdoor publications by the authors.

Page updated 22-Mar-2009 by Roy Weil     Comments to maintainer.