Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Point of Rocks, MD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October.

8.1 miles 341 feet Out & Back



mountain biking




old growth

over grown


4 days ago

Awesome view once you reach the top. For a shorter hike you can park at the boat ramp and walk up the trail by the Parking lot, then cross the train tracks under the bridge. It's extremely steep for the first couple hundred feet but after that it's a steady incline

1 month ago

Easy straight walk

3 months ago

Definitely worth the drive!!!

1 year ago

There is not a defined trail to the top of the rocks. Park at the C&O Canal parking lot. Walk over to US 15, cross the road and start climbing upwards. Use a GPS to guide you to the top. At the top, there's a hint of a trail. Follow it towards the east to the overlook.

1 year ago

I'm a local here and travel this trail very often. Have to go over the train tracks at the bridge and have to get very close to the road. But a short steep hike that shows a very nice view of the Potomac. We refer to it as THE POINT.

3 years ago

The trail is not marked and requires that you cross a set of active train tracks. However, worth the trip. A short but steep climb leaves you on a set of two rock outcrops with a great view of the Potomac just above and to the north of the RT15 Point of Rocks bridge that connects MD with VA. There was no one else on the trail the day we hiked (beautiful, cool Saturday morning. The connecting B&O canal trail leads you to the trailhead just north of the bridge on the right. The trail is found at the base of the bridge structure.