Big Savage Closing – Dec 1st

Nov 21, 2022

All good things must come to an end ….  at least for a couple of months. The Big Savage Tunnel will close for the winter Thursday, December 1st. This is an annual seasonal closing to seal relatively warm air in the tunnel and prevent ice from damaging the entrance and concrete liner. Thanks for visiting…

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Oct 26, 2022

ALERT! GAP TRAIL CLOSING FOR BIRDGE REPAIRS | NOV 8, 2022 To our trail community, we want you all to be aware that this fall, Somerset County will be closing the GAP from the Harnedsville Trail Head (Mile Marker 59) to the Markelton Trail Head (Mile Marker 50). The County has hired Crilon Corp. to…

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GAP Trail delays Mile 110 – 111. Cedar Creek / West Newton

May 5, 2022

Intermittent Closures at Cedar Creek Park (GAP Mile 110) Partially Obstructed: Intermittent closures in Cedar Creek Park; expect brief delays during daylight hours. For through riders, check with the crews working for a way around the closed portion.

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The Big Savage Tunnel is open.

Apr 1, 2022

 The trail crew from Somerset County, plus volunteers, opened the Big Savage Tunnel. The lights are on and it will remain open through the 2022 season. The trails leading up to the tunnel, from both sides, are still wet and a little soft, but will dry and compact. A new limestone surface was laid, from…

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The Big Savage Tunnel opens April 1st

Mar 10, 2022

The Big Savage Tunnel will open April 1st. It’s been a long winter, but spring is rapidly approaching, even in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. That translates to robins returning, turkey vultures sailing on the thermals, skunk cabbage in the wetlands, and most of all, the Big Savage Tunnel, Mile 22 on the Great…

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