Whitetail—Dam 5 Tour

This 34-mile journey begins in Maryland and ventures into the farmland's of Pennsylvania before heading to Dam 5 in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. This tour, from a series of tours in Washington County, encompasses hundreds of miles of paved roads.

  • Begin in Clear Spring Park just outside of Clear Spring, MD.
  • Head north into hilly Pennsylvania.
  • Turn south to Maryland through some of the Cumberland Valley’s finest farmland.
  • Pass the Wilson Bridge Picnic Area at the longest stone arch bridge in the county.
  • Continue south through more farmland to Dam No. 5, one of the feeder dams for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

For turn-by-turn directions and other itineraries throughout the region, visit www.visithagerstown.com and a map for bike tours and routes in Washington County.


Region: C&O Canal Towpath
Activity: Bicycling, Historic Site

Last updated: August 13, 2018

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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
c/o Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
142 W. Potomac St.

Williamsport, MD 21795


This phone will reach the main line for the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

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