Western Maryland Rail Trail State Park Information

Washington County

Western Maryland Rail Trail
c/o Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool MD 21711


Driving Directions:
Eastern Terminus

Take exit 12, MD 56, from I-70. Go approximately ¼ mile east towards Fort Frederick 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 lot.

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 Terminus parking lot will be on the left.

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

Hours of Operation:
Sunrise to sunset

Hunting Policy:
  • No Hunting

Pet Policy:
Pets are allowed on the Western Maryland Rail Trail.