Carpendale Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails

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The Carpendale Trail straddles the North Branch of the Potomac River between Carpendale in West Virginia and Cumberland in Maryland. The wooden bridge spanning 386 feet across the river is a highlight, as is the 1,500-foot-long tunnel through Knobley Mountain.

Although the Carpendale Trail is less than a mile long, easy connections can be made to two much longer trails. On the trail’s east end, it directly connects with the C&O Canal Towpath (near mile marker 183), which stretches nearly 185 southeast to Washington, DC. In Cumberland, the C&O Trail also in turn connects to the famed Great Allegheny Passage, heading 150 miles northwest to Pittsburgh.

Trail Manager Contact

City of Carpendale

Post Office Box 7
Carpendale, West Virginia
304-738-1612
http://www.local.wv.gov/Carpendale/Pages/about.aspx
carp.7@atlanticbbn.net

Notes

Connects to C&O Canal Towpath at mile-marker 184.5

Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Miller Lane (Carpendale, WV) to C&O Canal Towpath (Cumberland, MD)
Counties Allegany, Mineral (Maryland, West Virginia)
Trail Length 8 miles
Activities Walking, Biking, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface Crushed Stone
Trail Link Profile TrailLink.com Profile
Parking and Trail Access

Take I-68 to Cumberland, Maryland; use Exit 42 to Ridgeley, West Virginia.