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C & O Canal Towpath trail

Bike/hike this historic & scenic trail from Washington D.C. to Cumberland, MD w/ many camping/lodging options available.
id_2217588
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 184.5 miles
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview:  Mile for mile, there is probably no trail in the world that is as significant as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath trail. It is is... more »

Tips:  - If you are biking the trail, you'll probably want to ride a trail bicycle. The trail is mostly packed dirt and is not recommended... more »

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id_2182040
Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 50 miles
Duration: Multiple days
From Georgetown to Calico Rocks Campground, this 48 miles is the first of four sections on the C & O Canal Towpath trail
id_2197562
Williamsport, Maryland, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 52 miles
Duration: Multiple days
Cross the Appalachian Trail as you explore this historic and scenic canal path from Point of Rocks, MD to Williamsport.
id_2204641
Williamsport, Maryland, United States
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 41.3 miles
Duration: Full day
Highlights of this incredible trail include historic waypoints, trailside towns, abundant wildlife and gorgeous scenery.
id_2217349
Cumberland, Maryland, United States
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 43.7 miles
Duration: Full day
Bike or hike the history, scenery & wildlife of this fabled, classic trail from Little Orleans, MD to Cumberland, MD.