river

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

Over four million people visit the C&O Canal each year. From spectacular views of Mather Gorge and Great Falls, peaceful walks or bike rides through nature, tours of lock houses and other historic structures, special events, or boat rides on the watered sections of the canal, the C&O Canal offers something for everyone.

rails trails
15 days ago

Wonderful trail. Smooth pavement. The western half is prettiest. Follows along the canal in a nice canopy of woods. The eastern half from Big Pool to Hancock is. Ice. Has some good views of the water. But several miles of it is so close to
Route 70 that it is noisy with traffic.

Relaxing and easy stroll along tow path between the Potomac River and C&O canal.

mountain biking
1 month ago

A nice walk in the woods, but with little of interest for hikers until you reach the aqueduct. The trail is far better suited for biking.

Fabulous hiking, biking and walking. Packed dirt ride, mostly flat or gentle elevations. Beautiful views along the river and plenty of wildlife to be seen.