The Hancock TRACK Trail is 0.4 miles one way (0.8 miles round trip) from the kiosk to milepost 124. The trail follows the original towpath of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Hancock is an intersection of three historic routes of transportation: canal, rail, and road.
Boats were used on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal for nearly 100 years to transport goods between Washington, D.C. and the mountains of Western Maryland. The canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!
Adventures for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Hancock
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: Need for TreesDifficulty:
This trail was made possible by a partnership with the National Park Service.