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Detours - Trails and Bike Paths

Sometimes it's good to have a change of scenery! Here's a list of bike paths and trails fantastic for day trips, overnights, and long weekends, along with links to routes and YouTube videos.

VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL

Abingdon, VA to Whitetop, VA

Sunday and Monday, October 13-14, 2024

Approximately 68.3 miles round trip

Watch YouTube Video

Ride with GPS Route Map

RIDE THROUGH HISTORY AT ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD AND HARPERS FERRY

Sharpsburg, MD - Sunday, September 15, 2024

National Park Service Website

"Antietam 45" Ride with GPS Route Map

UPPER DELAWARE & LEHIGH TRAIL

58.1 miles of crushed stone rail trail connecting Glen Summit, through Jim Thorpe, to Cementon, PA - May 26-27, 2024

D&L Trail PDF Map

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Interactive Map

Ride with GPS Route Map

MICHAEL CASTLE/BEN CARDIN C&D CHESAPEAKE & DELAWARE CANAL TRAIL + JACK A. MARKELL TRAIL

Chesapeake City – Delaware City – New Castle – Wilmington Riverfront 

100 kilometer loop on roads and paved trails

Watch YouTube Video #1

Watch YouTube Video #2

Ride with GPS Route Map

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GEORGE S. MICKELSON TRAIL

Deadwood, SD to Edgemont, SD

Considered to be America's greatest rail trails!

109 miles end to end

Watch YouTube Video

Official Website

Ride with GPS Map

WASHINGTON & OLD DOMINION TRAIL

Vic. Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, VA

Approximately 66 miles, Vienna to Purcellville round trip

Watch YouTube Video

RIDE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

Gettysburg, PA

National Park Service Website

WESTERN MARYLAND RAIL TRAIL

Hancock, MD to Little Orleans

Approximately 28 miles one way

Watch YouTube Video

CHESAPEAKE & OHIO CANAL TOW PATH

Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, Washington, DC 

Approximately 180 miles in total

Watch YouTube Video #1

Watch YouTube Video #2

Further Information Here 

EMPIRE STATE TRAIL, NY

Watch YouTube Video #1

Watch YouTube Video #2

VIRGINIA CAPITAL TRAIL

Richmond to Williamsburg

Approximately 52 miles one way

Watch YouTube Video

CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK BIKE LOOP/JUNCTION & BREAKWATER TRAIL

TrailLink Information

GEORGETOWN - LEWES TRAIL

TrailLink Information

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