Bicycling — Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath

Description

This is the granddaddy of all the converted rail trails. A great long distance ride can be done along the historic Potomac River. There are 184 miles of trail with views of and access to the C&O canal along the whole distance. 30 hiker/biker campsites and 5 drive-in campsites are available for camping along the way.

Directions from Morgantown

I-68 east to Cumberland exit 43c. The western terminous of the trail is in Cumberland. Other trailheads closer to Morgantown are along SR 51 in Maryland (all the way to Paw Paw), at Green Ridge State Forest (Little Orleans), at Hancock (MD) as well as others (see map on web site).

Travel Time: 1 hr to the closest access

Activities:

Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Canoeing, Camping

Address:

C&O Canal NHP Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620

Phone/Email:

301-739-4200

Web resources:

www.nps.gov/choh/

ORC Resources:

Brochure

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