trail maps

Maps for the GAP and the C&O Canal

Both the Allegheny Trail Alliance (GAP) and the C&O Canal have put together very detailed maps which are a must for your trip.  The maps Printed versions of these maps are available at any Visitor Center along the trail. 

Interactive maps

The Allegheny Trail Alliance doesn't post an interactive version of their printed map, but they do have an interactive map on their site which has the trail broken into sections.  Each section lists businesses and services that would interest trail users.  Click here to see the ATA Interactive Trail Maps.

The C&O maintains an interactive version of the printed map.  This map is super-useful because you can zoom in for incredible here to view the C&O interactive map.

Get a printed map of the GAP

The images below are the actual maps that I used for my last through trip (they're a little crumpled).  I was looking to post beautiful electronic images of these maps with no success.  I had to improvise and take photos of my "gently" used maps.  Unfortunately, it rained for a few days and the maps got a little wet and wrinkled.  Follow the link at the top of the paragraph to view more detailed maps.

Call or email the Allegheny Trail Alliance office for a printed map.
P.O. Box 501
Latrobe, PA 15650
1 888-282-BIKE

Get a printed map of the C&O Towpath map 

The national park service makes it a little easier.  Drop them a note and they will mail you a map. 

Call office or request a map using the contact us form

Park Headquarters 301-739-4200

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters Office

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100

Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620301-739-4200


These maps are great but you can't see the details from these images.  Don't start a trip without one.