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June 01, 2010

DC - Pittsburgh Bike Trip: Distance and Elevation Chart

Compiled from a few reliable sources, here's a table of distances (in miles) and elevation (in feet above Mean Sea Level) riding from Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD via the C&O Canal, then continuing from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh, PA via the Great Allegheny Passage.


   Miles  elev 'MSL
Georgetown  0  72
Great Falls  14  140
White's Ferry  35  213
Point of Rocks  48  233
Brunswick  55  246
Harper's Ferry  59  299
Shepherdstown  73  322
Wiliamsport  99  380
Hancock  124  446
Little Orleans  141  502
PawPaw  151  492
OldTown  161  568
Cumberland  184  610
Frostburg  200  1801
Meyersdale  216  2416
Garrett  221  1916
Rockwood  228  1801
Confluence  246  1340
Ohiopyle  258  1230
Connellsville  272  856
Perryopolis  287  797
Smithton  292  771
West Newton  298  761
Buena Vista  305  787
Boston  312  745
McKeesport  316  750
Point State Park 334  720


Which produces an elevation profile that looks something like this:

The elevation profile isn't perfectly accurate (it relies on a approximation of an altimeter) but it serves to give an idea of the relative slope, eastbound versus westbound, at the Eastern Continental Divide.

This is a chart that can easily mislead; the horizontal scale is 350 miles, while the vertical scale is 1/2 of a mile.

1 comments:

shadyjoe said...

im attempting to ride from Connellsville to DC in 24 hours...who is with me gianni_104@hotmail.com

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