Track and Yak

15 mile downhill railbike excursion

4 mile float on The North Branch of the Potomac River ( kayak or tube)

Shuttle bus back to Frostburg Depot

Coast down the mountain and take in the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains!

Unique experience to see the best of Mountain Maryland. Float along the the clear waters of the Potomac!

Highlights

Brush Tunnel

Frostburg Depot and Cumberland Canal Place Train Stations

Abandoned train trestles

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Tour Details

Tour Details

Price

$149 for up to 2 people (tandem railbike)

$249 for up to 4 people (quad railbike)


Departure time

9:00 am


Meeting point

Frostburg Depot 19 Depot St Frostburg, MD 21532


Availability

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Depart 9:00 am


Duration

9:00 – 4:00


Participation requirements

4 years old minimum, children under 12 will need to wear PFD at all times and will be placed in a tandem kayak with a parent


Included

Railbike Excursion, shuttle to kayak launch, kayak or tube rental and return shuttle


Not included

Lunch, we encourage you to grab lunch on your own in between railbike excursion and kayak trip


What to bring

sunscreen, water, snacks, small coolers, hat


About your guide

2 to 3 tour guides on railbike trip, river is self guided. We will launch your kayaks and meet you at the take out.

What You'll Do & See

Park for free at the Frostburg Depot, check in inside and get ready to ride! We will depart Frostburg at 9:00 am, ( please arrive by 8:30 to check in, use restroom, pack snacks, etc.)

The railbike tour will consist of 15 miles, mostly all downhill to the Cumberland Station. We will take one small break, however no bathrooms available till we reach our destination.

Once we reach Canal Place Cumberland Station, typically by 11:15 you’re free to check out the sites and grab lunch on your own. We suggest The Crabby Pig, Queen City Creamery, Baltimore Street Grille, and Dig Deep Brewery if you would like to just grab a brew, all within a few minutes walk

Our shuttle bus will arrive outside of the Canal Place Visitors Center by 12:30. Feel free to load any small coolers or bags onto shuttle when you arrive in Frostburg in the morning and they will be secure on the shuttle.

Shuttle will depart Canal Place by 12:45 and head to kayak launch. Expect to be on the water by 1:00 and on your way!

The North Branch of the Potomac is a great river to float. Clear water, mostly flat with the occasional ripple to keep things exciting.

At our launch point you will notice an abandoned train trestle going over the river and straight into a tunnel, there will be an identical bridge at the take out point 4 miles downstream.

The shuttle bus will arrive at the takeout point every half hour for your return to Frostburg.

Good to Know
  • Tour departs from Frostburg at 9:00 am , please arrive by 8:40 to check in
  • Lifejackets will be provided
  • Single or Tandem Kayaks available as well as tubes
  • We reserve the right to cancel or postpone trip if water level is not safe
  • The railbike portion will be 2 hours, the river section is up to you. some may paddle a lot and can do the 4 miles in just over an hour, some may relax and float and take 2 – 3 hours. Please arrive to the take out no later than 5:00 to catch the last shuttle.

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A railway track leads into the woods.