Eastern Terminus

Take exit 12, MD 56, from I-70. Go approximately ¼ mile east towards Fort Fredrick State Park and the terminus is located on the right. The trail parking lot is across the street from the Post Office.

Town of Hancock Access

Take exit 3 from I-70 into Hancock. Travel west on MD 144 for 1.4 miles.
Turn left into the Western Maryland Rail Trail parking lo

Pearre Parking Lot Access

Take exit 77 from I-68, towards MD 144/Woodmont Rd. Turn left onto U.S. Scenic 40, Turn left onto Western Pike/US-40 Scenic/MD-144, then turn right onto Woodmont Rd. Go 6.3 miles on Woodmont Rd., then bear right onto Pearre Rd. Go about 1 mile and the Pearre parking lot will be on the left.

Western Terminus

Take exit 68 from I-68, towards Orleans Rd. Turn left onto Orleans Road. Travel on Orleans Road for 5.8 miles,then turn left onto High Germany Road toward C&O Canal Fifteen Mile Creek. The Little Orleans parking lot will be on the right just before the underpass.

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