Western Maryland Rail Trail

Western Maryland Rail Trail Photo
Twenty-eight mile-long trail runs from Big Pool along the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, past Sideling Hill, to Little Orleans. Paved trail popular for cycling, in-line skating and walking.


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c/o Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Ft Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD
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  • ADA Accessible
Rated 5 by jeffcH6776NF

March 01, 2021


Love This Trail

Living just a short 30m, I use the paved trail @least twice a week during good weather. The is great. Foliage draped during the spring/summer months. Deer, turtles, turkey, an occasional bear and...

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Rated 5 by Kim9414

January 01, 2020


Awesome for a bike ride

I have ridden this trail many times. Love that old rail was paved and that much of the rest of the historical markers remain. Visitors can rent bikes at a number of places, and great places to eat...

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Rated 4 by jtsattler1

November 12, 2018


Quite nice level paved trail!

We did this entire trail over 2 days. Starting at Big Pool we rode to Hancock on the first day and back, about 20 ish miles total. There are some unexpected bumps in the trail due to tree roots...

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