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C&O Trail Conditions Williamsport to Cumberland

Rod Bruckdorfer from Baltimore, Md on 5/22/2012 9:21:25 AM:
We are planning to ride from Williamsport to Cumberland starting Friday May 25th and returning to Williamsport Tuesday May 29th. Because of all the rain lately, I am concerned about trail conditions. Any information about trail conditions is appreciated. We are riding a touring tandem with 40 mm X 26" tires and plan to camp and cook along the way. This is my wife's first tour.

Anonymous on 5/23/2012 11:35:07 AM:
Been tracking the condiditons, as well, I'll be on that stretch with my kids over the weekend. Reports are good, all H/B sites are open, no water pump closures. Towpath is fine. Since it's been really dry in the previous weeks, the recent rains have not had a negative effect. Some minor mud patches, but nothing that should require dismounting. Perhaps we'll cross paths along the way.

Rod Bruckdorfer from Baltimore, MD on 5/24/2012 4:08:57 PM:
Thank you for the update on the trail conditions. Hancock's C&O Bicycles, and the Cumberland visitor's center concur with your report. The Williamsport visitors center reported muddy conditions. We plan to drive to Williamsport tomorrow and head toward Cumberland with a planned arrival in Cumberland, late Saturday. We are riding a cherry red/sunrise yellow Co-Motion tandem fitted with yellow Ortlieb panniers. Perhaps our paths will cross.

Anonymous on 5/29/2012 8:13:17 AM:
Friday, 25 May, we rode our fully loaded tandem from Williamsport to 15 mile Creek Campground. The trail from Williamsport to Ft Frederick was muddy in spots. Periodically, we had to stop remove the mud "brake" stuck between the fender and front tire. At Fort Frederick we turned unto the road leading to the fort and continued through Fort Frederick State Park. At the T-intersection we turned left unto Rt 56. After about a mile, we turned onto the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT). The C&O Trail from the western end of the WMRT to 15 mile creek was in good condition.