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Paved sections of trail

New to C&O Trail and GAP from Winchester, VA on 7/17/2011 7:27:37 AM:
Have a five year old and we are trying to take in sections of the trail that are paved for his training wheels. Have enjoyed the paved Hancock bike path tremendously. Are any other areas set up the same? Thanks for your help.

vabiker23518 from Williamsburg, VA on 7/18/2011 12:11:23 PM:
To my knowledge, on the C&O there is some paving very close in to DC, and the WM around Hancock. The GAP is pretty nice but only short stretches are paved.

Randy from Elizabethtown on 7/20/2011 1:17:16 PM:
The paved Western Maryland Rail Trail runs from Big Pool (Fort Frederick) MD to Pearre (23 miles long).
You mentioned Hancock, MD. That would be about the mid-point of the trail. At various points you can jump off and go on the C&O Canal for a while if you want to take in some river views. The only other paved areas would be down around DC that I know of. Have fun!