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 Bucketlist098

October 30, 2021


Nice ride with a great history lesson

My husband and I have ridden this trail three times in the past year. We have ridden twice from Happy Hills Campground in a westerly direction and once from Happy Hills easterly. We have enjoyed it...

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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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