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Paw Paw Tunnel in Oldtown

Rich from Detroit, MI on 9/28/2021 2:54:49 PM:
The Paw Paw Tunnel is only open for visitation, but NOT for riding through. I was riding the C&O both ways in mid September, and the tunnel was closed, and cyclists were walking their bikes over the detour route. There are signs there, on both sides, indicating that you can walk and visit the tunnel, but you cannot ride through it.

Brian from Lexington KY on 9/29/2021 2:59:27 PM:
I can confirm. There is a locked gate on the downstream end of the tunnel, making it all but impossible to get around if you were wanting to pass through the tunnel. At one time, I had heard it was just a barrier, but it is a locked gate that spans the entire walkway from the wall to the railing. Passed over the tunnel on 9/20/21 and there was a lot of construction work going on at the downstream end.