Western Maryland Rail Trail

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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.
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c/o Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Ft Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD
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Rated 5 by STEVEN P

April 09, 2024


Easily biked segment Big Pool to Hancock

Biked from Big Pool to Hancock and return, including a switchover to the paralleling C&O Canal Trail about 6 miles out from Big Pool. 21 miles total in three hours. This is a pleasant path...

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Rated 2 by crocuslover

October 11, 2022


Too bumpy!

I've ridden this trail many many times and we usually start in Hancock and go west. Within 5 miles there are a few series of very big bumps in the pavement that really are jarring. Unfortunately...

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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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