C&O Canal - Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

EASY 8 reviews

C&O Canal - Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dickerson, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

10.1 miles
164 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running



Woodlands, river views, glimpse of farmlands This hike follows a large and shallow bend made by the Potomac River in a part of western Montgomery County where farmlands rather than subdivisions predominate. It's an ever so flat towpath between Whites and Edwards Ferry. For company you'll have the mostly out of sight Potomac, the crumbling and overgrown remains of the C&O Canal bed, and woodlands galore. Both ferry sites saw military use during the Civil War, and have lots of historic as well as natural beauty to share.

9 months ago

Nice for a wooded walk with my dog. Saw a Great Blue Heron. Pretty path rich with Civil War history. Alot of bicycles.

11 months ago

Great hike.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Super easy walk, but beautiful and a serene place to walk with pups. This time of year is especially beautiful with the trees bursting in their glory, full of massive hues!

Monday, October 12, 2015


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 04, 2014