Explore a Trail Network

Explore a Trail Network (HM2L7Z)

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N 39° 38.797', W 78° 45.826'

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath Cumberland Maryland

Hike and bike from Pittsburgh to the Chesapeake Bay. You are standing on part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Explore the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Allegheny Highlands on this trail network that includes both land and water trails. Discover the Potomac River up close along the C & O Canal towpath. Here in Cumberland you can experience the canal's heyday and a model of the Paw Paw Tunnel at the Cumberland Visitor Center.

C & O Canal
From 1850-1924 towns along the Potomac River like Cumberland, Maryland (above) used the canal to ship goods to market. Today the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath (yellow trail above) make up 184.5 miles of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail system.

Hiking and Biking
Hikers and bikers can follow the Potomac River as its passes historic structures, canal towns, and diverse landscapes.

Kayakers and canoers can follow water trails along the Potomac River where they may see great blue herons, kingfishers, or river otters.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a network of trails from the forks of the Ohio River near Pittsburgh to the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Potomac River. Learn more about the Potomac

Heritage National Scenic Trail network at nps.gov/pohe

Various Potomac Heritage Trail Segments
Great Allegheny Passage
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath
Potomac Heritage Trail (George Washington Memorial Parkway)
Fort Circle Parks Trail
Alexandria Heritage Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Mount Vernon Trail
Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route
Southern Maryland Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route
National Park
Other Park Lands
HM NumberHM2L7Z
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Placed ByPotomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 2:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691873 N 4390926
Decimal Degrees39.64661667, -78.76376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.797', W 78° 45.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 47.82" N, 78° 45' 49.56" W
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