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The Allegheny Highlands Trail carries the Great Allegheny Passage National Recreation Trail over the eastern continental divide into Cumberland, where it joins the C&O Canal Towpath. The sections of the Allegheny Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania and Maryland are administered separately, though they cooperate well. This photo is of the Frostburg Trail Switchbacks. Until the trail is completed from Cumberland to Frostburg, many riders will choose to ride the Western Maryland Scenic RR. The connection requires descent of a steep hill; creative use of a hillside has produced a trail from the Frostburg train station to the main part of the trail with an accessible gradient (photo by Mary Shaw; all rights reserved).

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