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The Carpendale Trail straddles the North Branch of the Potomac River between Carpendale in West Virginia and Cumberland in Maryland. The wooden bridge spanning 386 feet across the river is a highlight, as is the 1,500-foot-long tunnel through Knobley Mountain.
Although the Carpendale Trail is less than a mile long, easy connections can be made to two much longer trails. On the trail’s east end, it directly connects with the C&O Canal Towpath (near mile marker 183), which stretches nearly 185 southeast to Washington, DC. In Cumberland, the C&O Trail also in turn connects to the famed Great Allegheny Passage, heading 150 miles northwest to Pittsburgh.
Take I-68 to Cumberland, Maryland; use Exit 42 to Ridgeley, West Virginia.
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