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Welcome to where you can find information and trail maps for over 100 miles of park trails in Montgomery County, MD. Our trails are used for active and passive recreation, and exploring. We encourage you to practice trail safety at all times as you enjoy the trails.

Unless noted otherwise on our maps, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are "Shared by All" trails which includes hikers, bikers and equestrians. Additional information about permitted uses of Park trails is available on our Trail User Information page. Learn more about our trails in this YouTube video.

Countywide Park Trails Plan logo Planning Board Meeting Notice

Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment
Planning Board Worksession #3 - Thursday, September 29th*
After a final review, the Planning Board is expected to approve the new "Loops and Links" countywide park trail system at this worksession. Learn more about the future of trails in Montgomery County here.

* Planning Board item times may change, please check for a more precise time on the Planning Board agenda closer to the meeting.

Trail News & Events


Events and Things to Do

2017 PROS Plan Update logoHelp us predict tomorrow's parks today

Trail Projects and Closures

Please find information below regarding various trail projects which will be in progress in parks. Notices will be posted at trailheads and kiosks. Visitors are urged to use caution near construction areas. For more information, call 301-495-2595.

  • Trail Safety
    Safety tips to help you have the most enjoyable experience on our trails.
  • Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail
    A new 6-mile, natural surface, shared use trail is being built in on the western side of Little Seneca Lake. Work is expected to last through fall 2016. The new trail will connect MD Rte. 121 to Ten Mile Creek Road. Join us for a trail workday! Contact the Volunteer Services Office - POSTED: 10-30-15
  • Rock Creek Regional Park Trails
  • The Muncaster Mill Trail crossing under Muncaster Mill Road to the Kengla House has been permanently closed due to excessive and cumulative storm damage. Park visitors can no longer access the trails south of Muncaster Mill Road from the Kengla House trail head parking area. Access those trails from the parking lot at the Meadowside Nature Center. Improved connections in this area will be sought with the construction of the future North Branch Trail. - posted 6-12-14
  • WSSC Sewer Repair, Replacement & Rehabilitation (SR3) Program
    Trail users can expect some impacts throughout our parks and trails as WSSC conducts a multi-year effort to improve the condition of the wastewater collection system assets and improve surface water quality. Work should conclude by the end of 2015 . For more information on this project, please visit the WSSC website or call Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2595. - updated 6-22-15
  • Tree Farm Trail Closure
    The Tree Farm Trail in the Agricultural History Farm Park trail system is closed due to active construction and development of Laytonia Recreational Park. The trail runs 1.4 miles from the Percheron Trail to Antares Drive and will remain closed during construction through 2016 and possibly into 2017. - posted 5-29-15
  • Reporting Storm Damage
    Severe storms throughout the year can cause damage in our parks and on trails. Trail users, please remember to use caution while on trail. To report downed trees or other maintenance issues in Parks, call 301-670-8080 or submit an online form through the Online Service Center. The most hazardous work requests will be addressed first. Residents may email to check the status of work requests. To report emergencies in parks, please call the M-NCPPC Police at 301-949-3010.

Countywide Park Trails AmendmentTrail Planning

Be Ready to HikeFroggy Hollow trailhead, Little Bennett Regional Park

Preventing Lyme Disease in Montgomery County
Spring and summer brings warm temperatures, just right for walking in the woods and other outdoor activities. Warm weather also means that ticks become active and this can lead to the transmission of Lyme disease.

County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Montgomery County health and parks officials, along with community residents, to launch a multi-pronged public education campaign about Lyme disease.  The number of cases of Lyme disease increased in Montgomery County, in part due to better reporting, and there were more than 300 new cases of Lyme disease reported in 2007.

Last update: July 25, 2016