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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trail

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Length

191.9 Miles 308.9 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

1,723' 525 m

Ascent

-2,312' -705 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

839' 256 m

High

27' 8 m

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

Jeffrey Go

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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.

For more information on the trail, click here.

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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
Aug 14, 2016
Brian Jonkers
Biked the whole trail from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, Washington, DC. My first long ride, completed in four days. 185mi

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

#1

in Cumberland

#7428

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#68

in Maryland

#7,428

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