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Map of Mid-Atlantic Rail Trails

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There are literally dozens of rail trails within a few hours drive of Washington which offer great weekend get-away options.

The map on the left shows the locations of major Rail-Trails in the mid-Atlantic area. Click on each trail description below for detailed information.

Miles Surface Hours from DC Name Description
22 Paved 1.5 Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMT) Excellent trail, with mid-point located at Hancock, MD
20 Crushed Limestone 3  Ghost Town Trail (GTT) Great Trail north of Johnstown, between Dilltown and Nanty Glo, PA.
41 Crushed Limestone 1 Northern Central / York County Heritage (YHT) Baltimore's best rail-trail running between Ashland, MD and York, PA
150 Crushed Limestone 3 Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Mckeesport, PA to Cumberland, MD. Great white water rafting in Ohiopyle.
25 Cinder / Crushed Stone 4 Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail (LGT) Very scenic trail between Jim Thorpe, PA and White Haven, PA along the Lehigh River.
34 Crushed Gravel / Original Ballast 6 Virginia Creeper Trail (VCT) Great trail between Abingdon, VA and the NC State Line.
57 Crushed Limestone 5 New River Trail (NRT) Recent trail between Pulaski, VA and Fries, VA.
72 Clay / Crushed Limestone / Original Ballast 4 North Bend Rail Trail (NBT) A neat trail across northern WV continues to expand and improve. Twelve tunnels and easy access from I-77 and I-79.
78 Crushed Gravel / Original Ballast 4 Greenbriar Trail (GBT) Caldwell, WV to Cass, WV along the Greenbriar River (GBT)

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