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Very interesting walk. Long but not difficult.
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You really want a flashlight. With our smart phones we were able to walk safely but the light was insufficient to see detail in the walls or water.
There will be water along the...More
Walked about halfway into the tunnel. Had rained for most of the morning so was very wet at the entrance. However, about 15 feet in it was dry. Interesting to see the way the tunnel was constructed and imagine what it must have been like...More
We didn't do the full hike over the tunnel since we had a little one in the stroller. We just went through the tunnel and back and it was pretty cool! Definitely make sure you bring a flashlight and wear shoes you don't mind getting...More
My husband and I enjoyed our ride through the tunnel. We purchased headlights for our bikes which definitely made the ride easier. We have passed through the tunnel twice as we completed the entire C & O towpath trail, over a 5 year period. A...More
I have visited the Paw Paw tunnel, on the C&O Canal, at least 70 times. If you know the C&O Canal which runs from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland Maryland a trip of 184.5 miles. To me the Potomac river valley is a magical place. Bike,...More
My wife and I have cycled the C&A three times and going thru this tunnel is always a high light. It is incredible to think about the engineering and all the labor involved to get this tunnel done back in the day. A treasure indeed.
This tunnel is CLOSED for repairs -- which means bicyclists have a 2-mile over-the-top hill climb to look forward to. Very steep and pushing your bike all the way. We cheated and rode DOWN the eastern side -- but it was scary.
When this tunnel...More
For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed going here. Whether to camp or simply to walk the canal and tunnel forme a hike, it is truly one of my favorites. Bring flashlights, glow sticks or your lighting of choice. It is...More
The Paw Paw Tunnel was supposed to be closed, but at the end there was a crane blocking the exit. However, we snuck our bikes under it and then rode on the lovely trail on the other side. We saw several locks - very interesting!
Take I70 to Hancock, 522 s from Hancock to Berkeley Springs and 9 from Berkeley Springs to Paw Paw. When you cross the Potomac River leaving Paw Paw on 9, you enter Maryland and 9 becomes 51 toward Cumberland and the park... More
Take I70 to Hancock, 522 s from Hancock to Berkeley Springs and 9 from Berkeley Springs to Paw Paw. When you cross the Potomac River leaving Paw Paw on 9, you enter Maryland and 9 becomes 51 toward Cumberland and the park with the Paw Paw Tunnel is on your right just after going under a railroad overpass.