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The Capital Crescent Trail is a paved, shared use hiking and biking trail. It follows the former 11-mile B & O Railroad bed, in use from 1910 to 1985, from Georgetown to Silver Spring, Maryland. It is part of the C & O Canal National Historic Park. Along the trail, users will encounter seven bridges and two tunnels, all with easy gradients. The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail has been instrumental in the trail design and in coordinating government and National Park Service funding for its completion. Their ultimate goal is to pave the entire length of the trail with a two-foot wide stone-dust edging for jogging and to offer offer first-class trail amenities like water fountains, benches, kiosks, and other useful features.
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