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This is a great path for walking or riding bikes. You may want to check out the towpath when it isn't a weekend as it gets super crowded making it difficult to walk and bike. Towards the end of the day after a busy weekend...More
We go out of our way to use the C&O Canal Tow path half a dozen times every year. This wide, single lane gravel path is perfect for a walk, hike or bike ride. There are campgrounds with fire pits and port-a-potties every 5 or...More
The C&O Canal towpath is a great place for a day trip or a hiking/camping trip. You can take the family and ride the canal boat tour and have lunch at the park cafe or bring a picnic. If you like riding the rapids you...More
Pedal the Potomac and enjoy long, flat stretches of car free bicycling. There are a bevy of B&B's along here--and lots of history. The trail is accessible, flat, and lovely. Saw deer and a turtle and plenty of birds and some fascinating humans pedaling along....More
This is a beautiful river with countless scenic spots. Furthermore it’s readily accessible from numerous locations. The water was moving too rapidly in the places I visited for swimming though I did see people kayaking and boating. As for me, the Potomac is a great...More
We got on the rail trail (flat and paved) at Hancock MD and rode about 5-6 miles south (between mile markers 115 and 120) along the Potomac River and the old C & O canal and then returned to our starting point. We got there...More
I can only speak about the sections we biked: Brunswick to Monocacy Aqueduct (round trip) and then Dargan to Harpers Ferry (and back). This trail is more like flat mountain biking than bike touring. The trail is all dirt, which turns to mud after it...More
A group of 4 of us (two 28 year old rather athletic girls, a 60+ experienced cyclist, and me - a just turned 60 very amateur cyclist) biked from Pittsburgh to DC along the GAP and C&O Towpath in June 2015. We did the whole...More
This pathway stretches for many miles and they're all quite nice. We have previously explored the towpath out of Georgetown and it's very beautiful but there are more people on the path in this area. We began this biking adventure in Leesburg, VA at the...More
Rode from DC to Pittsburgh on C&O / GAP with friends.
Took about 4 1/2 days. We averaged 75 miles a day.
Would like to redo it and take longer so I could get off and visit towns.
We ate really good food