Western Maryland Rail Trail

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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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.

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Location

c/o Fort Frederick State Park
Big Pool MD 21711
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  • ADA Accessible
Rated 5 by Kim9414

January 01, 2020

Kim9414

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

jtsattler1

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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Rated 4 by Dan8605

August 27, 2018

Dan8605

Nice shaded ride....

This review would have been a 5 except that the rail is in need of some maintenance. Mostly from tree roots. Parts of the trail are so rough from roots that it literally shakes your teeth. The...

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