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Nice shaded bike ride

We did a twenty mile bike ride on the trail. We started at points of rock MD where the parking lot... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Baker1085
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Woodbridge, Virginia
5 days of mud

My honey & I did the Tow Path from Cumberland to Georgetown in early July. It hadn't rained in a... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
0ut-0f-0ffice
,
Washington DC
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We did a twenty mile bike ride on the trail. We started at points of rock MD where the parking lot is currently blocked because of work on the train tracks. You can still park before the tracks and carry your bike over the tracks....More

Thank Baker1085
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

My honey & I did the Tow Path from Cumberland to Georgetown in early July. It hadn't rained in a week or so and didn't rain while we were on the trail but there was so much mud. The path isn't well maintained outside of...More

1  Thank 0ut-0f-0ffice
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

This is a great path for walking or riding bikes. You may want to check out the towpath when it isn't a weekend as it gets super crowded making it difficult to walk and bike. Towards the end of the day after a busy weekend...More

Thank dreamergirl4686
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Reviewed April 30, 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
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Reviewed April 7, 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
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Reviewed June 30, 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
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Reviewed May 7, 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
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Reviewed October 27, 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
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Reviewed July 20, 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
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Reviewed July 1, 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

2  Thank Pat B
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