chesapeake and ohio national historic park Trails

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Gold Mine Trail :: Potomac, MD

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Great Falls Park in Virginia boast many great family-friendly hikes along the Potomac River.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail :: South Mountain State Park, MD

Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Highfield-Cascade, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It is within Gathland State Park, Greenbrier State Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Weverton Roxbury Corridor Rail

Horse Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Horse Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It is a mile long and begins at 353 feet altitude. Traveling the entire

Combined Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Combined Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 274 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trai

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail :: National Chautauqua - Glen Echo, DC

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Maryland. It is within National Chautauqua - Glen Echo, Dierrsen Wildlife Management Area, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Georgetown, and Rock

Billy Goat Trail Section A :: Potomac, MD

Follow the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath and waterway, a National Historic Park, before heading into the woods to clamber your way through a giant boulderfield playground, all while getting views of the mighty Potomac River and deep Mather Gorge—ty

Ford Mine Trail :: Potomac, MD

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park boasts the 184-mile towpath that connects Cumberland, Maryland, to Washington, DC, providing a natural buffer zone for the Potomac River and a great recreational destination.

River Trail (1 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

River Trail (1 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is a mile long and begins at 161 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 85 fee

Glover-Archbold Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, DC

Glover-Archbold Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Glover-Archbold Park, Potomac Palisades Parkway, and Georgetown. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail is a hiking trail in Darnestown, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Seneca Quarry Farm, and Seneca Creek State Park. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 207 feet altitude. Traveling the

Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Paw Tunnel Hill Trail is a hiking trail in Allegany County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Green Ridge State Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 533 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9

Billy Goat Trail - A (1.75 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Billy Goat Trail - A (1.75 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 110 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation

Billy Goat Trail (sec. C) (1.6 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Billy Goat Trail (sec. C) (1.6 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 77 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevat

Chain Bridge :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, VA

Chain Bridge is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 57 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total e

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park :: Cumberland, MD

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was built between 1828 and 1850 with the intention of linking Chesapeake Bay ports with the Ohio Valley. Rendered obsolete by the railroad even before it was completed, the canal became a national historical park in 1971,

Berma Road :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Berma Road is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 155 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 576 feet.

Capital Crescent Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Capital Crescent Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Maryland. It is within Little Falls Branch Park, Georgetown, Clara Barton Parkway, Maryland, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Dalecarlia Reservoir, and G

River and Matildaville Looop :: Great Falls, VA

Great Falls Park and its sibling across the Potomac River, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, are the best locations to view Great Falls and each provides a unique perspective of the falls. Great Falls Park has three observationa

Berma Road to C&O Canal Towpath :: Potomac, MD

Berma Road and the towpath are part of the 184-mile trail system in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Both are located in the Great Falls region of the park. An old trolley rail bed, the Berma Road was used in the early 1900s by r

Billy Goat Trail: Section B :: Potomac, MD

Section B of the Billy Goat Trail is one of three trails with that name that follow the Potomac River from mile marker 14 along the canal to mile 10 in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Each of the Billy Goat Trails is accessi

River Trail :: Potomac, MD

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park at Great Falls offers some of the best family-friendly hikes in the Washington area. From the challenging rock scramble on the Billy Goat Trail: Section A (see Hike 19) to the gentle, jogging-str

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Allegany County and Washington County, Maryland. It is within Aaron Straus Heritage Conservation Fund Site, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Green Ridge State Forest

Western Maryland Rail Trail :: Western Maryland Rail Trail, MD

Western Maryland Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hancock, Maryland. It is within Western Maryland Rail Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 22.1 miles long and begins at 423 feet altitude. Traveling the entire

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Cumberland, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 15.6 miles long and begins at 607 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 31.2 miles with

Cabin John Trail :: Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 3, MD

Cabin John Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 1, Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 2, Cindy Lane Neighborhood Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Cabin John St

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, VA

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Dierrsen Wildlife Management Area. It is 18.6 miles long and begins at 179 feet altitude. T

Berkeley Springs to Paw Paw: Springs, Spas, & Tunnels :: Berkeley Springs, WV

A 30-mile drive from the baths of Berkeley Springs past the Panorama Overlook along Cacapon Creek to the Paw Paw Tunnel at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic Canal. If there is a theme for this 30-mile drive, it is “water.” Start with some a

Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail :: Hancock, MD

An easy walk through a young forest in an area that was previously logged. A good hike for children on a family outing to the park or for a field study of forest succession. Because it is very short and not entirely pristine, Fort Frederick State Pa

Connection to Goldmine Spur :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Connection to Goldmine Spur is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 302 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation ga

Ford Mine Trail (2.1 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Ford Mine Trail (2.1 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is a mile long and begins at 174 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of

Lock 19 Spur (0.3 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Lock 19 Spur (0.3 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 180 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of

Falls Road Spur :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Falls Road Spur is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 377 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 58 fee

Gold Mine Loop (1.6 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Gold Mine Loop (1.6 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 338 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain o

Vfw Spur (0.1 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Vfw Spur (0.1 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 351 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 21 f

Rockwood Spur (0.5 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Rockwood Spur (0.5 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 296 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of

Billy Goat Trail - A Alternate :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Billy Goat Trail - A Alternate is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 130 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation

Billy Goat Trail (section C) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Billy Goat Trail (section C) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 77 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation ga

Great Falls Overlook Trail :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Great Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 140 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gai

Emergency Trail to Towpath :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Emergency Trail to Towpath is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 118 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gai

Overlook Trail (0.7 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Overlook Trail (0.7 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 298 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain o

Gold Mine Spur (0.8 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Gold Mine Spur (0.8 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 301 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain o

Lock 16 Spur (0.3 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Lock 16 Spur (0.3 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 151 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of

Billy Goat Trail (sec. B) (1.4 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Billy Goat Trail (sec. B) (1.4 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 116 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total eleva

Woodland Trail (0.7 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Woodland Trail (0.7 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 231 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain o

Valley Trail (0.6 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Valley Trail (0.6 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 315 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of

Anglers Spur (0.5 Mi) :: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

Anglers Spur (0.5 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 162 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of

C&O Canal: Lock 8 to Lock 6 :: , DC

This smooth portion of the C&O Canal towpath follows the canal with views of a rocky branch of the Potomac River. The C&O Canal National Historical Park stretches for 185 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland. The canal provided a trade li