Hike the C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls

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Wildflowers, wildlife, and river scenery--it's no surprise this is a popular trail. 

Park on the road adjacent to the canal as indicated on the map (see below). This is a popular trail which is dog friendly and accessible year-round. 

Photos: Chris DiGiamo, Christopher Eliot, Fritz Flohr Reynolds

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Activities:

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Skiing

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

6.28 Miles

Elev. Gain:

141 Feet

Features:

River
Scenic
Waterfall

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