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. Parking Area and other parkings and the Anglers restrooms are near the trailhead. There is also drinking water. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal water can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.
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"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 residents in Washington, DC, who wanted to escape to the country for respite and recreation. Today, it is a multiuse trail connecting the Cropley parking lot to three compact soil trails and the towpath along the C&O Canal via the stop gate. Berma Road is a wide, shady, and level 1.4-mile trail made of crushed stone."
--Jennifer Chambers , Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
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