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Park Trails

Montgomery Parks boast over 100 miles of trails.

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.

Trail Name
Trail Users
Lengths
Trail Surfaces
Contact Numbers
Agricultural History Farm Park Trailsmap Hiking, Equestrian 4.7 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-948-5053
Black Hill Regional Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 14.3 miles 4.3 miles mostly asphalt
10 miles natural surface
Visitor Center: 301-972-3476
Park Manager: 301-444-3121
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park Trailsmap Hiking, Equestrian 5 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-670-8014
Blue Mash Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 5 miles Natural surface
Bucklodge Conservation Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 2 miles Natural surface Black Hill Regional Park Office: 301-972-9396
Cabin John Regional
Park Trails
map
Hiking, Biking 6 miles 4 miles natural surface, under 2 miles hard surface Park Manager: 301-299-0024
Cabin John Stream Valley Trailmap Hiking, Biking 8.8 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-299-0024
Capital Crescent & Georgetown Branch Trails Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 11 miles Paved and Crushed stone Trail Coalition: 202-234-4874
Fairland Recreational Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 4.5 miles 3 miles natural surface, under 1.5 miles hard surface Park Manager: 301-774-0406
Heart Smart Trails Hiking 1 mile +/- Heart Smart Trails symbol Hard surface Varies: (see maps)
Hoyles Mill Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 6.3 miles 4.4 miles natural surface, under 1.8 miles hard surface Park Manager: 301-444-3121
Little Bennett Regional
Park Trails
map
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 23 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-972-6581
Little Falls Branch Trailmap Hiking, Biking 3.5 miles Paved surface Park Manager: 301-299-0024
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 3.8 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-670-8017
Long Branch Trailmap Hiking, Biking 1.2 miles Paved surface Park Manager: 301-650-2600
Lower Magruder Trailmap Hiking, Biking,
Equestrian
3.3 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-972-6581
Magruder Branch Trailmap Hiking, Biking 4.2 miles Paved, boardwalk Park Manager: 301-972-6581
Martin Luther King Jr Rec. Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading Varies (see map) Hard Surface Trails and Heart Smart Trail 2006 Heart Smart Trails symbol Park Manager: 301-622-1193
Matthew Henson Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 4.5 mile 8-foot-wide hard surface trail features 0.6 miles of wooden boardwalk Repairs: 301.670.8080
Muddy Branch Greenway Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 9 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-670-8014
Northwest Branch Trailmap Hiking, Equestrian Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 12.9 miles 10.2 Natural surface2.7 Paved surface Park Manager: 301-625-7207
Oakley Cabin Trailmap Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding 0.7 miles natural surface Park Manager: 301.774.6255
Paint Branch Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 3 miles Hard surface
Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trailsmap Hiking, Equestrian 3 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-948-5053
Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Corridor
Northwest Branch, Rural Legacy, Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails
Varies (see maps) Varies (see maps) Varies (see maps)
Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail map Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 18.6 miles Asphalt surface Park Manager: 301-948-5053
Rock Creek Regional Park Trails
Lake Needwood Trails – map
Hiking, Biking, 7 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-948-5053
Lake Frank Trails – map Hiking, Biking, 7 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-948-2525
Seneca Creek Greenway Trailmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 7.8 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-972-6581
Sligo Creek Trailmap Hiking and Biking 10.6 miles Asphalt surface Park Manager: 301-650-2600
South Germantown Recreational Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading 5 miles Asphalt surface Park Manager:
301-444-3121
http://www.parkpermits.org
Underground Railroad Experience Trail map Hiking, Equestrian 2.0 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-774-6255
Wheaton Regional Park Trailsmap Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Rollerblading 9 miles Heart Smart Trails symbol 4 miles Hard
5 miles Natural
Park Manager: 301-680-5376
Woodstock Equestrian Park Trails – map Hiking, Equestrian 15 miles Natural surface Park Manager: 301-444-3121
  • Natural Surface Trails – Natural surface trails are typically narrow (2-4 feet wide) dirt trails. Types of uses associated with these trails are hiking, horseback riding and all-terrain biking. Unless noted othewise on the trail map, natural surface trails are “shared by all”.
  • Hard Surface Trails – Hard surface trails may include asphalt paths but they may also be any firm and stable surface capable of supporting casual walkers and cyclists.

Safety Tips

Trails are shared recreation amenities and are accessed by a variety of users at the same time. Please be courteous to all users, and remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way.

  • Never use the trails alone and always let someone know where you are going.
  • Be sure to carry identification (which includes name, phone number, and pertinent medical information), and record your bicycle serial number. Take a cell phone along (completely charged).
  • Be very observant of your surroundings and of other people. Avoid areas where visibility is poor and don’t wear headsets. If you do travel a trail alone, avoid unfamiliar areas.
  • Avoid trails and use caution during rain, high winds and other inclement weather.
  • Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or noisemaker.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in plain view inside of your car. Leave them at home or lock them in your trunk prior to arriving at your destination.
  • Trust your instincts. Don’t walk where you feel uncomfortable. Use discretion when acknowledging strangers, and follow your intuition about unfamiliar people and areas.
  • STOP at stop signs, they indicate dangerous cross car traffic
  • Respect, communication and courtesy go a long way in helping everyone enjoy the trail safely.
  • Remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way. All trail users should stay to the right on the trail. Bicyclists approaching pedestrians should make an advanced noise using voice, bell or horn, and should pull off the trail when stopping to avoid possible accidents. Pets should be kept on a short leash, and owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Bicyclists must keep a safe, reasonable speed and adhere to trail speed limits. Adjust speed to trail congestion and surface conditions.
  • Trails are available for use from sunrise to sunset each day.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas if possible.
  • When you approach your car, have your key ready and check the floor and the back seats before you get in.
  • Program the Park Police Emergency number 301-949-3010 into your cell phone before you leave.
Last Updated: August 10, 2016