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Pleasant path for a walk, run or bike

We go out of our way to use the C&O Canal Tow path half a dozen times every year. This wide... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
melbob2015
,
Herndon, Virginia
via mobile
HIKE, BIKE, KAYAK

The C&O Canal towpath is a great place for a day trip or a hiking/camping trip. You can take the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
LGP910
,
Silver Spring
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We go out of our way to use the C&O Canal Tow path half a dozen times every year. This wide, single lane gravel path is perfect for a walk, hike or bike ride. There are campgrounds with fire pits and port-a-potties every 5 or...More

Thank melbob2015
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The C&O Canal towpath is a great place for a day trip or a hiking/camping trip. You can take the family and ride the canal boat tour and have lunch at the park cafe or bring a picnic. If you like riding the rapids you...More

1  Thank LGP910
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Pedal the Potomac and enjoy long, flat stretches of car free bicycling. There are a bevy of B&B's along here--and lots of history. The trail is accessible, flat, and lovely. Saw deer and a turtle and plenty of birds and some fascinating humans pedaling along....More

Thank oliver57
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a beautiful river with countless scenic spots. Furthermore it’s readily accessible from numerous locations. The water was moving too rapidly in the places I visited for swimming though I did see people kayaking and boating. As for me, the Potomac is a great...More

2  Thank DarkRoads
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We got on the rail trail (flat and paved) at Hancock MD and rode about 5-6 miles south (between mile markers 115 and 120) along the Potomac River and the old C & O canal and then returned to our starting point. We got there...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I can only speak about the sections we biked: Brunswick to Monocacy Aqueduct (round trip) and then Dargan to Harpers Ferry (and back). This trail is more like flat mountain biking than bike touring. The trail is all dirt, which turns to mud after it...More

Thank fairfax28
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A group of 4 of us (two 28 year old rather athletic girls, a 60+ experienced cyclist, and me - a just turned 60 very amateur cyclist) biked from Pittsburgh to DC along the GAP and C&O Towpath in June 2015. We did the whole...More

1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This pathway stretches for many miles and they're all quite nice. We have previously explored the towpath out of Georgetown and it's very beautiful but there are more people on the path in this area. We began this biking adventure in Leesburg, VA at the...More

2  Thank Merry B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Rode from DC to Pittsburgh on C&O / GAP with friends. Took about 4 1/2 days. We averaged 75 miles a day. Would like to redo it and take longer so I could get off and visit towns. We ate really good food

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 27 April 2015

If you want to see the Great Falls of the Potomac, it is best to visit on the Maryland side. There is a short walk over several pedestrian bridges from the C & O Canal towpath to the falls. The views are spectacular. Be sure...More

1  Thank Richard M
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