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Deb from Arizona on 12/2/2019 3:15:21 PM:
What is the preferred direction to ride DC to Pitts or Pitt to DC

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 12/2/2019 5:33:05 PM:
That depends on your priorities including travel logistics, physical conditions, preferred accommodations, etc. The biggest difference that most riders cite is the topography. From DC to Washington makes the 23-mile section from the Eastern Continental Divide to Cumberland a downhill ride whereas in the other direction it is an uphill ride. It doable either way depending on your preference. Travel logistics to/from Pittsburgh and Washington, DC are the other most common factors in choosing which way to ride this trail.

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 12/4/2019 8:20:12 PM:
Note this correction to the third sentence of my earlier reply. It should From "Pittsburgh to Washington" makes the 23-mile....