Bicycling in the Laurel Highlands: A Bicyclist’s Paradise 

The Hidden Valley, and the surrounding Laurel Highlands region, is a bicyclist’s paradise.  There are abundant opportunities for road cycling, mountain biking, and rails-to-trails riding in our backyard.

The Greater Allegheny Passage (GAP) is a very well known rails-to-trails route that passes within 12 miles of Hidden Valley.  It runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland and covers 150 miles of spectacular scenery.  There are a variety of lodging, dining, and bicycle repair services at many of the trail heads.  In Cumberland, it connects with the 185 mile C&O canal towpath which ends in Washington, DC.  For more information, follow the link:  https://gaptrail.org/trail-info/about-the-trail

The Laurel Highlands is mecca to road cyclists.  The region, and the roads surrounding Hidden Valley, are typically lightly traveled rural roads characterized by light traffic, challenging terrain, and spectacular mountain vistas.  Cue sheets are shared on MapMyRide, Strava, and other websites.  The Alleghenies.com posts cue sheets for rides throughout the region at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  These routes have permanent roadside markers that make it very easy to navigate the routes.  For more information follow the link:  http://www.thealleghenies.com/Land/cycling.aspx  

Hidden Valley Foundation hosts the “Hidden Valley Mountain Metric” event each July which is a fully supported metric century and half metric century road ride.  The route begins and ends at Hidden Valley, PA.  Food, entertainment, and camaraderie await the participants at the completion of the ride.  

Mountain biking trails are also abundant in the Hidden Valley area.  They may be found at Hidden Valley and Seven Springs as well as in the surrounding state parks.  

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