LATEST NEWS FROM SCRTA

Big Savage Tunnel Opens for the 2024 Season

Feb 29, 2024

The Big Savage Tunnel opens Thursday, March 28th, for the 2024 season. Crews from Somerset County and the Somerset County Recreation & Trails Association will open the west and east portals in the morning, and riders will have full access by noon. This marks the 18th season the tunnel has been officially open. The 3,294-foot-long…

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Big Savage Tunnel Closes for the Winter

Nov 29, 2023

The Big Savage Tunnel, Mile 22, on the Great Allegheny Passage in Somerset County is closed. The tunnel built in the early 1900s for the Western Maryland Railway and rehabilitated for the Great Allegheny Passage trail, closes during the winter to protect the interior from ice damage. There is no suitable detour around the tunnel…

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** UPDATE NOW OPEN! Temporary Closure of The Great Allegheny Passage due to Severe Weather Damage

Aug 26, 2023

** UPDATE NOW OPEN! The Great Allegheny Passage, a renowned recreational trail connecting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, has experienced temporary closures in two sections due to severe weather damage caused by an F2 tornado that struck the region on the morning of August 26th. The affected areas include the segment between Connellsville and Ohiopyle,…

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HISTORIC VIDEO: Pinkerton Tunnel CSX Mainline Daylighting in Markleton, PA

Aug 9, 2023
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2023 Tour de Trail: Berlin, PA to Flight 93 Memorial

Aug 2, 2023

Place 1025 Main Street Berlin, PA US 15530 Description The September 11th National Memorial Trail is thrilled to host our fifth annual Tour de Trail, a bike ride through the beautiful Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, including a loop through the grounds of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Please join us on Saturday, September 30,…

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