Visitors who are horseback riding in the park may see temporary closures due to towpath resurfacing. The towpath will be re-opened to equestrian traffic 30 days after towpath resurfacing work has been completed. The reason for the 30-day closure is to allow the new material on the towpath time to settle before exposure to heavy weight.
To read more about the resurfacing project, please visit our Towpath Resurfacing Project page.
Horseback Riding on the C&O Canal
Horseback riding is a unique way to enjoy the canal. Horses are not rented along the canal but there are opportunities for horse owners to enjoy the park.For the most up to date regulations on group overnight rides, please consult the Superintendent's Compendium. Section 2.16 specfically addresses Horses in the Park
Last updated: July 8, 2023