Related Routes

West Montgomery Loop

For the Boyds

Other Sites

Homestead Farm Orchard

C&O National Historic Park

This route is a long time favorite of local cyclists. It makes use of the lightly traveled country roads located in Western Montgomery County's Agriculture Preserve area. Along the way, you might wish to stop at one of the local orchards and pick a strawberry or two! During spring time, be sure to enjoy the blossoming peach trees along Peach Tree Road.

Map of Route

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The suggested starting point is Rileys Lock, which is located at mile 22.8 on the C & O towpath (right next to the Seneca Aqueduct ruins). The ride starts off with a pretty good sized hill, but after that the terrain is basically rolling. The entire route uses paved country roads. There are two locations where you must briefly ride on busy Route 28, so you should be comfortable cycling in these conditions.

To reach Rileys Lock: