Towpath: White's Ferry

Towpath: White's Ferry, Montgomery County, MD, USA

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Summary:This ride is absolutely delightful. River Road is so quiet you might not see any vehicle at all. This is a very, very quiet section of the towpath. Enjoy the solitude.
Activities:Riding, hiking, biking.
Location:At the very end of River Road. The ferry docks at 24801 White's Ferry Road, Dickerson, Maryland 20842.
Length/Surface:Towpath: hard packed dirt. River Road: gravel/dirt.

This ride covered a distance of 9.25 miles in 2 hours, 47 minutes -- about 3.3 mph.

Bumps and Lumps:

Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 26 feet. The average slope on this trail is 1.3%.

Trail Characteristics:Level double track. Bikers and runners, particularly on weekends. -- but this is a lonesome section of the towpath, and you'll see more deer than people.
Drinking Water:Plenty to eat and drink at the store at White's Ferry. A hand pump is available at Turtle Run Campsite -- might be turned off in winter.
Water for Horses:The canal is dry hear, and your horse might or might not like the taste of the river.
Restroom:Yes, an NPS facility at White's Ferry.
Access and Parking:Ample free parking for horse trailers at White's Ferry, with plenty of room for turnaround.
More Information:



Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 26 feet. The average slope on this trail is 1.3%.



Download GPX file.A GPX file is a GPS exchange format file in the format of an XML file. You can upload it to fitness tracking and mapping sites such as Strava, Gaia GPS or Endomondo, then use the matching app to load it into your smartphone and take it with you on your ride.
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Download PDF file.A PDF file might be useful if you want to print a hard copy of the route here, to take with you. The PDF is a rendering of the Google map at the top of this page.

Created by David Stang and his trusty partner Freckles, using GaiaGPS. Map recorded: December 20, 2017. Page last updated: April 11, 2018.