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Chesapeake and Ohio canal towpath

Average Rating:    (2.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Double track trail with basically flat terrain-cool locks give your a great speed boost when going southbound. Hardpack clay in many areas but some soft dirt and rocks. Great for semislick tires.
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Latitude
39.0831721934762
Longitude
-77.14582443237305
Trail Directions
A park runs the length of the trail with entrances at many points. Also crosses the Apalachian Trail at the juncture of the Shanandoah and Potomac Rivers. Maps are available. Runs parallel to the Potomac river nearly the whole length.
Trail Length
210
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cumberland to Georgetown
   


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Review Date
May 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: LD , from Wheaton

Summary:
Not technical. Flat and wide like they said. Pretty tho, and good when all the singletrack is too wet. You can connect to Cabin John near lock 7 for some real trails.

Recommended Route:
Follow the wide flat thing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Depends on where you live. Cabin John is fun and connects to the towpath close to DC.



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Review Date
March 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dave G. , from Arlington, VA

Summary:
The towpath is a FLAT WIDE PATH. don't expect a lot if you don't ride out from the city and LOOK for the technicals. I found some great trails with jumps and fallen trees.

Recommended Route:
Check the side trails off the towpath after it rains for some serious bogging.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Potomac Heratige trail (Chain bridge to Key bridge on VA side of river) if you think you can do it!!



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Review Date
September 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Reviewed by: mt , from baltimore

Summary:
This is about as boring as they get. Not only is the ride extremely flat but the path is terribly crowded. I would rather ride on any road. Skip this for sure.



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Review Date
April 26, 2001

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Reviewed by: Pete , from Frederick, Md.

Summary:
If yur takin yur 2 yr old on his 'big-wheel', or ya want a ride yu can take yur road bike on...go ahead & ride this....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Catoctin, Gambrill, White Tail, Greenbriar



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Review Date
July 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Skatemandoo , from Bowie, MD

Summary:
Nice trail to bike/camp. Campsite every 5 miles. Bring water filter, water from well pumps taste like crap! Easy riding even with fifty pounds of gear strapped to the bike.

Recommended Route:
Cumberland to Point of Rocks



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