Trails to Explore

Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park in central Maryland features a paved surface ten feet wide set within a corridor of parkland over thirteen miles long. The linear park is shared by walkers, runners, bicyclists,…

Severna Park, MD

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

The C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD.

The canal operated from 1828-1924 as a transportation route, primarily hauling coal from western Maryland to the…

Hagerstown, MD

Cross Island Trail

The Cross Island Trail traverses Kent Island, the largest of the Chesapeake Bay islands. This paved biking and walking route takes travelers from the open Bay to the west, through the historic district of Stevensville, past…

Centreville, MD

Great Allegheny Passage

The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects the C&O Canal Towpath with the city of Pittsburg. It soars over valleys, snakes around mountains, and skirts alongside three rivers (the Casselman, Youghiogheny, and Monongahela)…

Homestead, PA

Gwynns Falls Trail and Greenway

The Gwynns Falls Trail is a 15-mile linear greenway trail connecting over 30 unique neighborhoods and nearly 2000 scenic acres of parkland located in west and southwest Baltimore City to the Inner Harbor and Middle Branch…

Baltimore, MD

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Established in 1992 and covering 176 acres, the Heritage Rail Trail County Park is 21 miles long and runs north from the Mason Dixon line just south of the Borough of New Freedom through Glen Rock, Hanover Junction, and…

York, PA

Jones Falls Trail

When complete, the Jones Falls Trail will extend 10 miles between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Mount Washington Light Rail Station.

Currently, a paved, off-road section runs from the Woodberry Light Rail Station south…

Annapolis, MD

Underground Railroad Scenic Byway

Before the Civil War, many enslaved African Americans fled to freedom by way of a secret network of roads, waterways, trails, and hiding places that became known as the Underground Railroad. They were helped along the way by…

Cambridge, MD

Washington and Old Dominion Trail

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD or "Wad") is a great rail trail through the Northern Virginia counties. The entire 45 miles is paved with nine foot wide asphalt and has a painted yellow center line. There is also a…

Ashburn, VA

Western Maryland Rail Trail

The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) is about 28 miles long and parallels the C&O Canal Towpath for its entire length. The trail is paved and suited to anyone seeking a pleasant, leisurely outdoor experience for walking,…

Big Pool, MD