Western Maryland Rail Trail



Description: This scenic and well-maintained paved trail runs parallel to the C&O Canal Towpath and follows the magnificent Potomac River. Under the canopy of trees you’ll have incredible views of the Potomac and the historical remnants of the old railroad and buildings from a bygone era. Interpretive signs and kiosks will enhance your knowledge of the route. The WMRT was chosen by The Rails to Trails Conservancy as one of the top 12 trails in the United States for viewing fall foliage. This tour can easily be extended by combining it with a tour on the C&O Canal Towpath.

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Website: Western Maryland Rail Trail
Distance One-Way: 22.5 miles
States: Maryland
End Points (West to East): Pearre and Big Pool, Maryland
Type: Rail-Trail
Linear Trail: Yes
Surface: Asphalt
Terrain: Flat
Vehicular Speed Limit: Not applicable

Road-Tested Bike Tours LLC plans your self-guided, self-supported bike tour, which offers you flexibility and independence while enjoying the company of others. Each day of your tour will be personalized with your needs in mind so that you don’t have to worry about the logistics.

After you book your tour, we will fine-tune the details with you. Your tour can be one-way, round-trip or a hub-and-spoke where you overnight in one location and cycle different routes each day.

We’ll let you know about the points of interest along your route; that way you can choose the daily mileage that allows you to visit historical sites, battlefields, plantations, wineries, craft breweries, or other side trips off the beaten path. You can also combine your cycling with other sports such as hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing and observing birds and wildlife.

You’ll reserve your accommodations based on our recommendations of the motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts that are located in the towns along your route. We can also identify camp sites if you prefer the moon and the stars above.

Once your decisions are made we’ll summarize them in a personalized daily itinerary designed to carry on your handlebars. That way you won’t have to worry about a thing and you can relax and enjoy your ride!

Questions in advance?  Contact us!

*Combine with the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage to extend your tour

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