LATEST NEWS FROM SCRTA

GAP scenic views protected.

Oct 26, 2021

Somerset County Recreation & Trails Association (SCRTA) and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy worked together to protect 50 acres of woodlands along the GAP. The land includes mature hardwood forests between the trail and Casselman River. Dense rhododendron thickets line the opposite steep hillside. SCRTA provided funding for the project from the GAP Land Acquisition Fund of the…

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Fall Color at Peak

Oct 11, 2021

  Fall color is a highlight of the season along the GAP in Somerset County.  The following two weeks will feature kaleidoscopic views all along the trail. Some Suggestions; Starting in Confluence, ride south 9 Miles to the Pinkerton Horn.  At Pinkerton, views from the High Bridge are spectacular. Add the Pinkerton Tunnel and the…

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Walk, Run, Bike Race – @ Rockwood, PA

Oct 4, 2021

GAP Trail Access and Sembower Visitor Center (Click for Directions) Saturday, October 23rd.  Registration 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Bikes start, 24 Miles, at 9:00 AM Runners start, 5K, at 9:05 AM Walkers start, 5K, at 9:10 AM Register, start, & finish at Rockwood Trail Head / Sembower Visitor Center. $25 Pre-Registration due October 8th…

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The color of Autumn

Sep 26, 2021

  Fall foliage is coming soon, and where to ride the GAP and enjoy the color in Somerset County is the question of the day. Early October, consider a ride 7.5-mile ride between Garrett and Rockwood. This trail segment follows the Casselman River through a deep, densely forested valley, perfect for enjoying fall color. This…

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Happy Birthday to the Bollman Bridge.

Sep 10, 2021

At Mile 30.1, the Bollman Bridge carries visitors over Scratch Hill Road.  It has been carrying people, bicycles, automobiles, trucks, tractors, and even steam engines over things for 150 years! First used by the Pittsburgh & Connellsville RR, it lasted only 15 years, when the railroad expanded. Then the 81-foot bridge moved to Somerset County…

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