This is one of my favorite stretches of towpath, if only for its sheer remoteness. Cell phone coverage is spotty, and odds are you won’t run into too many people. If you are coming from DC and felt isolated in other sections, it’ll kick in for real now. But don’t worry, because just to the west is a must stop at Bills Place for a touch of civilization. If you’re coming from the west, it’s more of what you’ve had since Paw Paw Tunnel.

One other feature of this section is the option to hop off the towpath and ride the paved Western Maryland Rail Trail. The downside is you lose access to a few of the campgrounds, so be sure to check maps if you’re planning to camp on the C&O but ride a stretch of the WMRT! It runs parallel from MM114-141.


MM 129.9 Leopards Mill

MM 133.6 Cacapon Junction

MM 139.2 Indigo Neck