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Maryland Heights Trail

From the lock house head one half mile upstream. Follow the sign to the trail head across the road. The trail to the Overlook Cliffs is 4.2 miles (about 3 hours) round-trip. There is no water supply and no restrooms on Maryland Heights. The trails include some strenuous uphill sections, but the reward is a spectacular view of the town and rivers below.

"The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature." -- Thomas Jefferson

Milepost 61

Maryland Heights Trail
Photo Credit: C&O Canal Trust