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Keifers in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

 
 
Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
1. Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Marker
Viewing east towards marker.
Inscription.  Walk in the footsteps of the Irish and German laborers who built the Paw Paw Tunnel. Follow a portion of the access road they travelled to get to labor housing and work camps near the vertical shafts on the top of the mountain. Enjoy Potomac River vistas, explore nature and connect with Green Ridge State Forest at the trail summit.

The Tunnel Hill Trail is two miles long, steep and strenuous. Use caution when hiking on the trail and watch your footing in areas with loose stone and steep embankments. Stay on the designated trail. No not take bikes on Tunnel Hill Trail.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.014′ N, 78° 27.774′ W. Marker is in Keifers, Maryland, in Allegany County. Use parking lot for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Site-Paw Paw Tunnel at 39.544206, -78.460700. Walk west from parking lot for 0.1 mile to reach canal towpath. Walk
Landscape surrounding marker. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
2. Landscape surrounding marker.
Viewing north towards marker.
north for 0.4 miles to reach marker, the Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail, and the Paw Paw Tunnel south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oldtown MD 21555, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Breaking Through a Mountain (a few steps from this marker); Going Against the Grain (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland (approx. 0.9 miles away in West Virginia); Paw Paw / Paw Paw Tunnel / The Fruit (approx. 1.2 miles away in West Virginia); Paw Paw (approx. 1.2 miles away in West Virginia); Morgan County / Hampshire County (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); Old Town (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pinoak Fountain (approx. 7.7 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keifers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paw Paw Tunnel, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on September 23, 2019.)
2. History & Culture, Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 23, 2019.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
3. Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Marker
Viewing north towards marker.
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Paw Paw Tunnel entrance sign image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
4. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Paw Paw Tunnel entrance sign
Viewing north towards sign and the Superintendent's House.
Paw Paw Tunnel image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
5. Paw Paw Tunnel
Viewing north towards tunnel.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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