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green Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trail

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191.9 mile 308.9 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 1,723' 525 m
Descent: -2,312' -705 m
High: 839' 256 m
Low: 27' 8 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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An ultra long trail from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington DC.

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Description

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trail follows the Potomac River from Cumberland, MD to Washington DC. Historically, it was a canal that connected the two cities, though now a pleasant towpath is what remains.

At over 180 miles, this route passes through a large variety of landscapes and forest types, eventually making its way to the heart of Washington DC. Since most visitors don't attempt the full trail all at once, there are a variety of camping spots and scenic overlooks along the way. Take your time to enjoy this journey, as you'll pass many of the Mid-Atlantic's most scenic spots. The trail connects with portions of the Great Allegheny Passage, providing visitors with ample opportunities for exploration.

The trail is multi-use, and other visitors include those on foot and those on horseback. Please be courteous and give the right of way to both pedestrians and equestrians.

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Check-Ins

Aug 25, 2018
Joey Atkins
Aug 21, 2018
Gary Ryan
Jul 29, 2018
Derrick Wood
Feb 18, 2018
Pete E
Jan 26, 2018
Pete E
Sep 17, 2017
Michael Nelson
Clark & Phillips first C&O ride
Aug 26, 2017
Zeddy Smith
Feb 18, 2017
Jeff Mack

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

#1

in Cumberland

#6010

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  4.0 from 9 votes
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#1

in Cumberland

#53

in Maryland

#6,010

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