CandO Canal Lock 8 to Lock 6

Washington, DC 20511

CandO Canal Lock 8 to Lock 6

C&O Canal: Lock 8 to Lock 6 Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 link between the Chesapeake Bay and the western frontier. The project was started in 1828, on the same day as construction began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which ran from Baltimore to Cumberland."

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Trail Information

Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Biking
Additional Use
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 653-5190; www.nps.gov/choh
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Dec 2018