C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls

MODERATE 28 reviews

C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethesda, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles 223 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

river

views

waterfall

scramble

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5 months ago

Flat and fun!

hiking
6 months ago

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6 months ago

Great walk

hiking
9 months ago

Great day for a hike. The falls looked very powerful today. Glad I got there early because on my way back there were a lot of people headed out to the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

I took the Billy Goat session B and C on the way. This way I had hiking instead of just walking. Love the trails.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Love running the towpath. Haven't completed the entire trail but it's in my to-do list.

birding
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Very nice views! Can get a bit crowded the later you go.

2 years ago

trail running
2 years ago

I've only run it in preparation for a race or the race itself. I keep telling myself to go back and hike it. I see some beautiful settings that I want to capture thru my camera lens and I keep putting it off. Well, the weather is nice again, so I'll have to get it done.

2 years ago