Western Maryland Rail Trail

c/o Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Ft Frederick Rd, Big Pool, MD 21711 Get Directions
Phone: 301-842-2155
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Twenty-three-mile-long trail runs from Big Pool to the southern slope of Sideling Hill.  Paved trail popular for cycling, in-line skating and walking.
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August 27, 2018
Daniel E
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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June 10, 2018
The paved Western MD Rail Trail was a very welcome 22 mile break for us to get off the C&O canal towpath on the bike tour from Cumberland to DC. This is a great trail, from lock 56 to Fort Frederick...
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June 6, 2018
This Maryland portion of the GAP trail is a winding downhill (from the west) that mostly parallels a working railroad line. We had to wait off the trail while the train passed us going uphill...