C&O Canal Towpath - Trail Running
A trail run on the C&O Canal towpath is a peaceful experience. The trail stretches 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Md.
The trail’s full length is 184.5 miles, but there are several spots along the way to turn around for a shorter run. You can just as easily run 2 miles as you can 10, or the multi-day 184.5.
Destination Distance From Downtown
A run on the C&O Canal towpath can be a few miles, or you could take the full 184.5 miles.
Time To Complete
A trail run on the C&O Canal towpath can take an hour or several days, depending on distance.