WMRT-Cohill to Hancock

EASY 6 reviews
#1 of 3 trails in

WMRT-Cohill to Hancock is a 21 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hancock, Maryland and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
21.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

rails trails

road biking

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.

road biking
2 months ago

Love this trail! Wish the tree huggers that determined the endangered bats would be bothered by humans and cyclists in the tunnel would have fallen in the Potomac so the trail could have been finished.

walking
3 months ago

Super easy walking trail....nice and shaded.

road biking
4 months ago

This trail was awesome! It is paved, flat, shaded, and scenic. As a beginning cyclist you couldn't ask for more! I drove 1 1/2 hours to get here, and it was worth it! There seemed to be an unpaved mountain bike trail on the other side, if you prefer that. Some enterprising soul was selling cold water by the side of the trail. There was a farmhouse along a bit of the trail around mile marker 16. There was a cooler and honor jar on a table by the side 9f the trail. Bathrooms few and far between. I used a port-a-potty in the parking area at the end of the trail, around mile marker 21.

walking
5 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Awesome for family with small children.