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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
4 Reviews

Charles County Loop Along the Potomac River

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By kawiegirl12 (5 McR Points) on Mar 29, 2015

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Dark Rider
2 McR Points
April 30, 2015
Very nice route. Lots of rural scenery and mixed…
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ae104
2 McR Points
September 4, 2016
Great route. The chapel with the cemetery is a…
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Written Directions

Take 301N to Chapel Point Road Bel Alton, MD- turn left ont on Chapel Point Road, Head northwest on Chapel Point Rd toward Tauras Ln 2.2 mi,Turn left onto Causeway Rd625 ft Port Tobacco, Md, Turn left onto MD-6 W 7.4 mi,Turn left onto Durham Church Rd 1.5 mi,Continue onto MD-425 S Nanjemoy, MD 3.4 mi,Turn left onto MD-6 W 4.9 mi,Turn right onto MD-224 N Head southwest on MD-224 N toward Holly Springs Rd12.5 mi,Head north on MD-224 N toward Budds Ferry Rd1.3 mi, Turn left to stay on MD-224 8.5 miles,Turn right onto MD-225 E/W Hawthorne Dr 8.9 mi,Turn right onto US-301 S LaPlata

Scenery

This route covers the western portion of Charles County that remains very rural. Great back roads and views of the Potomac River. Some twisties are not for beginner riders.

Drive Enjoyment

Great curves but since the area is very rural many roads are paved but surfaces can be rough and/or contain gravel.

Tourism Opportunities

Scenery includes St Ignatius Church erected in 1641 its the oldest continuously serving Catholic Parish in the US. The church sits upon a hill giving breath taking views of the Potomac River. The route also passes through Chapel Point state Park and Smallwood State park. Both rich in history. Gas stations are rare once on the route be sure to start out on a full tank and bring your camera!

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Dark Rider
April 30, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Very nice route. Lots of rural scenery and mixed roadways. Some were 45mph because of the curves. Many of the curves were sharp turns so definitely respect the warning signs. I enjoyed the ride and may lead a small group along it in the future.
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ae104
September 4, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Great route. The chapel with the cemetery is a nice spot to stop and look around. A lot of sections of road look like they have been paved recently so I didn't really have an problems with potholes. There are a couple of gas stations along the route, one is on the route around the Marbury area, and a few miles past that, there's another nicer one about a mile off the route. Definitely recommend!
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Countrytime
July 11, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Great run, we ended up detouring toward the end and getting an early dinner at Port Tobacco Marina... Good food/ drinks/ music
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