Allegheny Highlands Trail: Deal to Frostburg

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Meyersdale, Pennsylvania

Allegheny Highlands Trail: Deal to Frostburg is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Meyersdale, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 452 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips




rails trails



This section of the AHT takes one up and over the Eastern Continental Divide, that point being just east of Deal where the trail cuts through a culvert beneath Old Deal Road. The keystone of the trail is the Big Savage Tunnel. A $13 million refurbishment project of the 3294.6 foot tunnel has lights and doors to keep out the winter cold. At the eastern portal there is a spectacular panoramic view into Maryland. The trail on the western side of Big Savage has an average grade of .8%. The trail on the eastern face has a grade of 1.75%.

11 months ago

Pleasant, easy walk. Most folks bike, but it’s also nice on foot.

Overcast slight drizzle off/on but was a nice hike. Great smelling flowers along the way. Uphill first 4+ miles.

mountain biking
Sat Jan 12 2019

One of the prettiest sections of the entire trail from Pitts. to DC. Has highest point on trail and very long tunnel.

Tue Jul 14 2015

Loved ..Loved....Loved it !!! Great for walking and hiking !!!

road biking
Sun May 12 2013

Easy bike trail. Tunnel closed in the winter- reopens around April 1st. the overlook after the tunnel offers a great sunrise.

road biking
1 month ago

7 months ago

Sat Apr 20 2019

mountain biking
Sat Aug 25 2018