C&O Canal Towpath

184.5 ml
13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

The C&O Canal National Historical Park contains over 20,000 acres of historical, natural and recreational treasures. The Park is the 16th most visited National Park in the nation, with over 5 million visitors a year – that’s more than Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon!

Featuring a 184.5 mile towpath extending from Georgetown to Cumberland, MD, the Park is popular with hikers and bikers, as well as paddlers who enjoy the neighboring Potomac River and its offshoots. With over 113 rare and threatened species of plants and animals, over 1,000 historic structures, and a rich history of native cultures, transportation growth, and Civil War conflict, the Park has something to offer everyone!


Parking and Trail Access: 

1 - Fifteenmile Creek Parking and Trail Access (Mile Marker 140.9)
2 - Bond's Landing
3 - Paw Paw Tunnel Trailhead
4 - Town Creek Campsite
5 - Oldtown Parking and Access
6 - Spring Gap Campground
7 - C&O Canal Lock 75
8 - River Road Parking
9 - Mexico Farms Parking
10 - Gene Mason Sports Complex
11 - GAP/C&O Junction