Gold Mine Loop Trail

Georgetown, Maryland

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Showing the quieter side of Great Falls, a portion of this winding, woodsy trail travels along an old trolley bed. Farther in the forest await teetering mining shacks dating back to the 1800s, when this land was alive with gold prospectors. Surface: Natural.
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)

Showing the quieter side of Great Falls, a portion of this winding, woodsy trail travels along an old trolley bed. Farther in the forest await teetering mining shacks dating back to the 1800s, when this land was alive with gold prospectors. Surface: Natural.

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

Activity Type: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Rail-Trails, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Georgetown
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Surface:
Skill Level: Easy
Best Times: Open year round
Local Contacts: C&O Canal National Historical Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Gold Mine Loop Trail

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