Tags on this page: Little Orleans, Bill's, 15 Mile Creek, Paw Paw Tunnel, C&O Canal, Bike Packing, Bike Touring
If a back to nature experience is your desire, this section is for you. For most of this section Green Ridge State Forest runs adjacent to the canal with limited access. Visitors will find jaw dropping beauty where wildlife abounds. There are several very picturesque aqueducts and for those of us who bike and fish, bring your pole along as the fishing in this section of the Potomac along with some of the feeder creeks is excellent.
One access /diversion is Little Orleans where there is a nice C&O NP campground and a private campground nearby. There also is a small restaurant/bar called Bill’s Place that has been a canal fixture for years.
The 155.2 mile marks the downstream entrance to the Paw Paw tunnel which is still under repairs and closed. Bikers should not take the tunnel hill trail as a detour, and should use the one marked Paw Paw Tunnel detour.
At the upstream section of the tunnel lies the C&O NHP Paw Paw campground. Passing under Rt51, is a newly constructed trail to nearby Paw Paw, WV for services.
C&O Mile 135 - 160: Little Orleans & Paw Paw
How to use the map: The map below contains points of interest for this section of the trail! Click the upper left hand button to see a menu with a list of all points. Items on this map are grouped by Category or trail, and can be toggled on or off through this menu to get a better picture of a specific category of options. All items contain their description from the table below, as well as google-maps information as availble. Click on the upper right hand button to view the map in greater detail.
How to use the table: The table below contains points of interest for this section of the trail! Click on the heading of each section in order to get a sorted list of items (i.e. see all items by Mile on the trail, or all places with Food.) The upper right contains a search bar -- use this to find all items with a specific word (i.e. all 'locks' or all 'attraction'). All items below also exist on the map above, grouped and labeled by type for clarity and convenience.