Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail

Welcome to the Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is a shared use off-road trail from Georgetown, D.C. to Silver Spring, MD suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, an all-volunteer organization, has spearheaded efforts since 1986 to develop this first-class shared use trail.

The Trail near the Dalecarlia Tunnel
The Trail at the Dalecarlia Tunnel
The Trail is a rail-trail, built upon the abandoned railbed of the 11 mile Georgetown Branch of the B&O Railroad. The Trail is now complete as a hard surface trail from Georgetown to Bethesda, and is a packed crushed stone trail suitable for most bikes from Bethesda to Lyttonsville, in west Silver Spring. Four bridges and two tunnels offer trail users gentle gradients and grade-separated roadway crossings.

Our PROFILE page presents a more complete description of the Trail and its rich history. Use our ACCESS page to find directions to the Trail and services available along the Trail.

A recent Survey shows that the Trail is one of the most heavily used trails in the nation. But much remains to be done to complete this wonderful trail and to make it a delight for all. The Trail will not be finished until it is completed as a paved off-road trail into downtown Silver Spring. The Coalition continues to work to complete the Trail and to provide features to make the Trail more attractive and fun to use.

YOU CAN HELP:

  • Support the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Contribute page shows how to make a donation.
  • Volunteer for trail maintenance or other trail building efforts. Our Volunteer page lists opportunities to help.
  • Join our CCCT Officers and Board at our monthly meeting for oppurtunities to get involved in ongoing projects. Meeting information is on our Volunteer page.

If you have questions or suggestions for the CCCT, please Contact Us.

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