Berma Road

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland

Elevation Gain576ft
Trailhead Elevation155ft
Elevation Min/Max137/170ft
Elevation Start/End155/155ft

Berma Road

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. This trail connects with the following: Anglers Spur (0.5 Mi) and Lock 16 Spur (0.3 Mi).

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jennifer Chambers
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Nearby City
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Additional Use
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (charges a fee)
Local Contacts
Available at the visitor center and on the park’s website
Local Maps