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Paw Paw Tunnel, Cumberland

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  • It is nice to see something so momentous within easy walking distance. Walk or bike or push your wheelchair along the path that was hand dug over a hundred years ago. Imagine the immigrants working lo...  more »
  • It was a bit of a drive getting there but worth the trip. Bring a flashlight and be prepared for some dripping water on your head. There is a .5 mile flat walk along the towpath to get to the tunnel. ...  more »
  • The Paw Paw Tunnel was built as part of the C&O Canal (along the Potomac River between Georgetown in Washington, DC, terminating in Cumberland, Maryland). At a particularly twisty part of the river, t...  more »
  • We had a great time today. If you're looking for something family friendly and fun that's free, you should go see it. Don't forget to take a camera. Where's the parking area to the tunnel isn't that far are two-and-a-half-year-old walk there and walk back fine.
  • Beautiful but scary. The towpath shelf on the south/east side is very narrow. I pushed my bike for a long way. Make sure you have a good headlamp. We had 700 lumens!
  • This is a great trail to hike and the tunnel is super cool! Really neat fish in the stream along the trail.
  • Great place. Especially the mountain hike back
  • Fun part of the trail, very dark so bring a flashlight.