Directions to trailheads and other facilities associated with segments of the National Scenic Trail can be found on the Web sites of Trail management partners.
Using Public Transportation:
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.