Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic

Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic


3rd Edition

The definitive guide to multiuse trails in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

Explore 57 of the best rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Level and accessible, these paths are ideal for a brisk fitness walk, bike ride, or stroll with the family. In Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these routes, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town. Others, such as the 34-mile Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, traverse dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways. Some explore the area’s history, like Maryland’s 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.

Tour the nation’s capital, visit the site of a historic Civil War battle, and enjoy the serenity of the rural countryside along the Mid-Atlantic’s many great pathways. Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skates, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trails!

Inside you’ll find:

  • Informative descriptions written by rail-trail experts
  • Detailed maps for every featured trail
  • Driving directions to trailheads
  • Icons indicating the activities that each trail can accommodate
  • Information you can rely on from the official guide to rail-trails

“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail―and enjoy!”  ―Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land

Additional information


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy



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Illustration Notes

Color photos and maps throughout



Publication Date

June 14, 2022


Wilderness Press


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