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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Cumberland, MD
Event Name: C&O Canal from Little Orleans to Cumberland
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 115293 2020/Y0753
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 10/24 km - 2B
Description: Trail is on the well-maintained gravel surface of the C&O canal towpath.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: PPSF 10K out and back from Paw Paw features the remarkable Paw Paw canal tunnel. Almost a mile long, this engineering marvel is well worth seeing. Bring a flashlight. New 10K out and back from Little Orleans features the 15 Mile Creek Aqueduct. Segment 13, 24K, from Little Orleans to Paw Paw features interesting scenery as the tow path runs beside Green Ridge State Forest and passes through the Paw Paw tunnel. Segment 14, 17K, from Paw Paw to Oldtown features Town Creek Aqueduct, and a nicely restored lock and lock house at Oldtown. Possible short side trips include the Potomac Forks at mile 164.8 and the low water toll bridge in Oldtown. Segment 15, 14K, from Oldtown to North Branch features 5 locks and some interesting vistas. Segment 16, 15K, from North Branch to Cumberland features the Evitts Creek Aqueduct and the canal terminus at Cumberland with its full size canal boat, the historic Western Maryland Railroad Station, and the excellent Park Service Visitors Center. All segments feature abundant wildlife and wonderful scenery.NOTE: For updates on trail conditions and other warnings, see
Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Darrell Neily  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)