Bike rentals are available from Brunswick, MD ( near Harpers Ferry, WV ) where riders can pick up their bikes and ride directly to the C&O Canal, the 185 mile path bordering the Potomac River from Georgetown to Cumberland. The scenery along this gentle terrain, tree-lined path is fantastic, and there is ample room for cruising while good riverside picnic spots abound. Shady biking conditions and wading locations along the Potomac River make this trip a great option for those hot summer days. In the fall this tree-lined trail becomes radiant with the colors of changing leaves.
if you just want to rent bikes and get the family out of the house for the weekend, we have the bikes and the trail for you.
bike, helmet, and information sheet detailing historical sights Required age: 12
10-19 people $2 off/person
20-39 people $3 off/person
40+ people $4 off/person
*shuttles are also available upon request
Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/bike.
March- November Maximum weight for bikes: 300 lbs.
Check-in is through River and Trail’s main office in Knoxville MD, directions will be given to the bike pick-up location in Brunswick (10 minutes drive).
Return time is any time before sunset.
Check out our Self-Guided Tour of Harpers Ferry, 5,8 miles biking , then walking your bike up the spiral stairs and over the Potomac River Bridge into the European-style historic town of Harpers Ferry.
|HIKERS/BIKERS! SUGGESTED ITEMS TO WEAR AND BRING|
On cooler days:
Sneakers or Hiking boots, wool or thermal socks, fleece shirts/jackets, wind breakers, gloves, wind breaker pants, optional wicking under garments (long johns, not cotton) and hat.
On warmer days:
Sneakers or Hiking boots, shorts, t-shirts, baseball style hat or visor. For biking ; watch for lose shoe laces and wide bottom pants.
Suggested items to bring:
Sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, bottled water, snacks (granola bar, etc.), camera, backpack to carry items in
|Directions To River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland|
RIVER & TRAIL’S ADVENTURES MEET IN MANY DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR CONFIRMATION, CALL OR LOOK AT THE SPECIFIC PAGE OF YOUR TRIP FOR GUIDANCE! The directions below are to our main check-in location in Knoxville, MD. There we’ll give you directions to our bike barn about 10 min. away where you’ll unlock your bikes & ride to the Canal.
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Please carpool whenever possible. Space is limited and it saves the earth’s resources.
From the Baltimore area:
Take I-70W to Frederick. Take Exit 52 onto 340W for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Washington D.C area.:
Take I-270N to Frederick. Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately. Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Follow 340 for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Northern Virginia area:
Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town. Approximately 2 miles after the small town of Hillsboro, turn right onto Route 671. At the T-intersection turn right onto 340 and cross the Potomac River Bridge. Turn left at the first Maryland intersection (yellow flashing lights just past bridge) onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
From the Harpers Ferry WV area:
Take 340 N, go approximately 3 miles past Harpers Ferry, crossing over the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges into Maryland. Just after the Potomac River Bridge, turn left at the yellow flashing lights onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
"Thanks for letting the Kids Like Us Summer Adventure Camp bike the towpath. They had a really great time! Valerie was very helpful and made every effort to meet our needs. We really appreciated that. We look forward to biking with you next summer!"
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