Best trails in Fort Tonoloway State Park, Maryland

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Explore the most popular trails in Fort Tonoloway State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail: Hancock to Licking Creek
Fort Tonoloway State Park
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 6 h 37 m
#2 - Western Maryland Rail Trail: Hancock to Big Pool
Fort Tonoloway State Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
The Western Maryland Rail Trail is a beautiful change of pace for those who have been through-biking the C&O Canal Towpath. Pavement! Between Hancock and Little Pool there is a nice view of the north side of the Tonoloway Creek Aqueduct. Unlike the western end of the trail, this is a little more noisy occupying narrow corridor between the C&O Canal and I-70. Currently, the WMRT is 20 miles of pavement with Hancock right in the center. There are plans in the works to extend the trail westward almost to Cumberland. This would be a spectacular section to ride with 5 tunnels and 9 crossings of the Potomac.Show more
#3 - WMRT-Cohill to Hancock
Fort Tonoloway State Park
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Length: 20.9 mi • Est. 8 h 39 m
This is a paved rail-trail. Traveling west from Hancock is a more pleasant ride than the eastern half of the trail sandwiched between the Potomac and Route 70. Interesting things along this section of trail include a high cut through the rock above the Round Top Cement Mill. Here you can clearly see the arc of rock layers formed by the folding of the Appalachian Mountains. There are also a number of caves blocked off to keep people from getting in and disturbing the resident bats.Show more