C&O Canal - Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

EASY 5 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.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

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.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike.

3 months ago

5 months ago

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

Great

birding
Wednesday, June 04, 2014