Conemaugh Gap Scenic Overlook
It is often said that there is beauty all around us, if only we take a moment to look. For those of us that travel in and out of Johnstown, PA’s West End via Haws Pike, this might be especially true. It’s along this route that the highway parallels the Conemaugh Gap.
Fortunately, there are some great opportunities to take in this view.
The Conemaugh Gap is known for being the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River–1,350 feet to be exact. The Gap can be viewed from the Conemaugh Gap Scenic Overlook, a pull-off on Haws Pike (Route 56 between Johnstown and Seward) or via the Laurel Highlands Trail. The Conemaugh Gap runs for seven miles and was formed by the Conemaugh River cutting through the Laurel Ridge Mountain.
Click here for a map to the approximate location of the Conemaugh Gap Scenic Overlook.