Desert Rose Café
Desert Rose Café serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, and desserts. Desert Rose has outdoor seating, grab and go items, bike racks outside, and provides amenities for trails users (bike pump, bike tubes, toiletries, first aid supplies…), making it a favorite for C&O Canal bikers.
At mile marker 99.5, cross the lift bridge to get from the towpath to the Cushwa Basin. A small ramp allows you to roll your bike up the stairs. Go through the parking lot and up W. Potomac St. for .3 miles. Desert Rose will be on your right.
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By Ashley Duncan