Bicycling — Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath


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


Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Canoeing, Camping


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



Web resources:

ORC Resources:


Return to Main Map

Map of WV DIY Outdoors activity locations

Specific Map Location

View this on the DIY Outdoors powered Google Map.