Capital Crescent Trail/Georgetown Branch Interim Trail

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Named for the crescent-shaped path it takes through the District and Montgomery County, this tree-lined trail transports commuters and outdoor enthusiasts through quiet, wooded neighborhoods and parklands, along the banks of the Potomac River and beyond. Notes: Road bikes are fine for the first 7 miles; mountain bikes or hybrids are recommended for last 4 miles of gravel. Surface: Asphalt and crushed gravel (Georgetown Branch extension).
Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia

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Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia

by Barbara A. Noe (The Globe Pequot Press)

Named for the crescent-shaped path it takes through the District and Montgomery County, this tree-lined trail transports commuters and outdoor enthusiasts through quiet, wooded neighborhoods and parklands, along the banks of the Potomac River and beyond.

Notes: Road bikes are fine for the first 7 miles; mountain bikes or hybrids are recommended for last 4 miles of gravel. Surface: Asphalt and crushed gravel (Georgetown Branch extension).

© 2000 Barbara A. Noe/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Silver Spring
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Open year round
Additional Use: Skating
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: C&O Canal National Historical Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Capital Crescent Trail/Georgetown Branch Interim Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/4/2009
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This was my second time on this trail. This time started in Bethesda at great parking lot near the metro - parking free on weekends. Biked down to waterfront in Georgetown and back. I'd recommend starting in Georgetown as trail inclines up towards Maryland and it's an easy coasting ride most of the way back the whole way. Fletchers Boat House is great pit stop to and from just off the trail with restrooms. Great info provided. Thanks.


1/2/2003
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Rode CCT on Jan 2, 2003 as an after-lunch ride; day was cloudy, but trail's easy grade makes for the perfect exercise ride. Rode about 10 miles, from downtown Bethesda (where I work) to Fletcher's Boat House, where trail parallels the C&O Canal - from an urban setting to a quiet, park setting. Very relaxing, and necessary after all of the holiday celebrations! A great way to burn a few lunch time calories!



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Apr 2018