Great Falls Park, MDChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park

Potomac, Maryland 20859

Great Falls Park, MDChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park

Great Falls Park, MDChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A public relations effort by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in 1954 saved the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and towpath from a different fate: The National Park Service had proposed paving the route as a scenic roadway on par with Skyline Drive. Instead, the towpath and canal are preserved, mostly in their original state."

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Trail Information

Potomac
Nearby City
9.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 to 4 hours
Duration
Fall and Winter
Season
USGS 7.5 minute series: Falls Church, VA/MD
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018