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Little Bennett Regional Park

Park Manager's Office
23701 Frederick Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Park Manager: 301-528-3450

Little Bennett Regional Park is the largest natural gem of Montgomery County. Throughout its 3,700 acres, you will find over 20 miles of trails leading you to and through quality forests, meadows, and streams. This vast park is home to many historic sites, as well as an abundance of native plants and animals. Additionally, you will find Montgomery County’s only campground, and the Little Bennett Golf Course. While virtually undeveloped, there are plans to enhance the park. Approved in March 2007, the Little Bennett Master Plan will provide a well planned day use area to enrich your future visits to the park. Until then, we look forward to seeing you here in the northern part of the county on our trails or camping in the campground to explore our many natural wonders.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, year round. Operational hours of other facilities within the park will vary; please check listings for each facility.

Parking in the Park
Trails
Natural Surface Trail Guidelines
Historic Sites
Camping
Picnicking
Little Bennett Golf Course
Hyattstown Mill Art Project
Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan
Important Phone Numbers
Tips for Visiting
Park Facts
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Parking in the Park

Parking to access the trails and historic sites are located in the following places.  Parking areas vary in size, and the smaller lots may fill to capacity on busy days.  Please select an alternate parking lot in this event, to avoid illegal parking.

  • Browning Run Parking Area on Clarksburg Road, south of Lewisdale Road (6-vehicle gravel lot) Trailheads: Browning Run Trail, Lewisdale Trail, Pine Knob Trail
  • Kingsley Parking Area on Kingsley Road off Clarksburg Road (16-vehicle gravel lot)  Trailheads:  Kingsley Trail, Logger’s Trail, Western Piedmont Trail
  • Wilson's Mill Parking Area on Clarksburg Road, just south of Little Bennett Creek (12-vehicle gravel lot) Trailheads: Wilson's Mill Trail, Stoneybrook Trail, Beaver Valley Trail, Mound Builder Trail
  • Froggy Hollow Trailhead Parking on Clarksburg Road, just south of Kingsley Road (6-vehicle gravel lot)  Trailhead:  Froggy Hollow Trail
  • Little Bennett Employee Parking Lot off Route 355, just outside the gates of the maintenance facility (20-vehicle asphalt lot)  Trailhead:  Hickory Hollow Trail
  • Hyattstown Mill Road off Route 355, across from the Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Department (6-vehicle gravel lot)  Trailheads:  Western Piedmont Trail, Play lot, the Historic Hyattstown Mill
  • Prescott Road Horse Trailer Parking off Lewisdale Road (vehicle and horse trailer parking in meadow)   Trailheads:  Timber Ridge Trail, Dark Branch Trail, Pine Knob Trail
  • Lewisdale Horse Trailer Parking Lot off Lewisdale Road (vehicle and horse trailer parking in meadow) Trailheads: Lewisdale Trail, Browning Run Trail
  • Burnt Hill Parking Area on Burnt Hill Road, just south of Prices Distillery Road (5-vehicle gravel lot) Trailhead: Purdum Trail

Parking Lots and Trailheads map

Little Bennett Regional Park Brochure(pdf, 530KB)

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Trails

Experience nature and wildlife while hiking over 20 miles of scenic natural surface trails in the park. For those who love the solitude of the meadow and forest, you can explore the park on all trails by foot, and many by horseback or mountain bike. Little Bennett Trail Map

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Natural Surface Trail Guidelines

  • Stay on marked trails. Trails not shown on the map are not maintained and may terminate abruptly or travel onto private property.
  • Do not blaze new trails.
  • Utility easements cannot be used as trails except along the Browning Run Trail.
  • Use restrictions do apply. Observe and obey access signs.
  • Yield right of way as follows: Mountain bikes to all users; hikers to equestrian users.

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Historic Sites

Little Bennett Regional Park is home to 14 historic sites and points of interest.  These areas highlight life in Montgomery County in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  A well planned trail hike can lead you to most sites, taking you on a walk through time.  Little Bennett Regional Park Trails and Historic Sites.

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Camping

Little Bennett Campground is Montgomery County’s only campground.  For County residents, it offers the prefect get-away close to home.  For long distance travelers, it offers electric hook-ups on spacious wooded sites.  Whether you’re a first-time camper or a veteran camper, Little Bennett Campground will provide you with immaculate facilities in the heart of the woods.

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Picnicking

The park has a couple of picnic tables for your use.   They can be found at the Kingsley Parking Area, the Kingsley School House (walk-in only), and at Earl’s Picnic area off the old Hyattstown Mill Road (walk-in only). Parking lots and Trailheads Map.

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Little Bennett Golf Course

25900 Prescott Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Manager, 301-601-9209
Toll Free 800-366-2012 / 240-683-0466

The Little Bennett Golf Course is operated by the Montgomery County Revenue Authority. For more information go to www.montgomerycountygolf.com

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Hyattstown Mill Art Project

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project
14920 Hyattstown Mill Road
Hyattstown, MD 20871
301-874-2452

The historic Hyattstown Mill is home to the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, a one-of-a-kind center for literature, fine art and cultural heritage in Montgomery County.

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Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan

On Thursday, March 22, 2007 the Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously voted to adopt the Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan with the recommended changes suggested by staff in the Planning Board packet.

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Important Phone Numbers

Park Manager’s Office

301-528-3450

Little Bennett Campground  (reservations)

301-528-3430

EMERGENCY

911

Park Police EMERGENCY

301-949-3010

Park Police Non-Emergency

301-949-8010

Montgomery Parks General Information

301-495-2595

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Tips for Visiting

Help us make your visit as enjoyable as possible by adhering to the following recommendations:

  • The park has multiple entrances. Please check which entrance will take you to the area of the park you plan to visit. 
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Alcohol beverages are not permitted in the park.
  • Visitors to the park must follow all M-NCPPC Rules and Regulations, as well as any rule specific to a park facility or activity. 

Park Facts

  • Largest park in the county, 3,700 acres
  • 20 miles of natural surface trails
  • Contains a 91-site campground
  • Has some of the highest quality streams in the county
  • Learn more by visiting the Friends of Little Bennett Park