Park Trails

Montgomery Parks boasts over 200 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.

  • 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 otherwise 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.
Trail Name/ Group Trail Users Lengths
Agricultural History Farm Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian roughly 4 miles
Black Hill Regional Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 22.9 miles
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 7 miles
Bucklodge Conservation Park Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 2.75 miles
Cabin John Regional Park Trails Hiking, Biking 3.3 miles
Cabin John Stream Valley Trail
Hiking, Biking roughly 8 miles
Capital Crescent Trail Hiking, Biking 11 miles
Fairland Recreational Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 7 miles
Heart Smart Trails Hiking 1 mile +/-
Hoyles Mill Trail
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 6.2 miles
Lake Frank and Meadowside Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 8.2 miles
Lake Needwood Trails Hiking, Biking 6.4 miles
Little Bennett Regional Park Trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 27 miles
Little Falls Trail Hiking, Biking 3 miles
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 4 miles
Long Branch Trail Hiking, Biking 1 mile
Magruder Branch Stream Valley Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 6.8 miles
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park Trails Hiking, Biking 2.7 miles
Matthew Henson Trail Hiking, Biking 4.2 miles
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 9 miles
Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 10+ miles
Oakley Cabin Trail Hiking .7 miles
Paint Branch Trail Hiking, Biking 2.3 miles
Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails Hiking, Equestrian 6.2 miles
Rock Creek Hiker Biker Trail Hiking, Biking 14 miles
Seneca Greenway Trail Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 7.8 miles
Sligo Creek Trail Hiking, Biking 7 miles
South Germantown Recreational Park Trails Hiking, Biking 6.6 miles
Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes Hiking, Equestrian 1.25 miles
Wheaton Regional Park Trails Hiking, Biking, Equestrian 10+ miles
Woodstock Equestrian Park Trails Hiking, Equestrian 15.2 miles

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.

Trail Etiquette

  • Use caution or avoid trails during rain, high winds and other inclement weather.
  • Avoid natural surface trails for 24 hours after a rain event.
  • Cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets.
  • STOP at stop signs, they indicate dangerous cross car traffic.
  • Remember: 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, unless noted otherwise.
  • Respect, communication, and courtesy go a long way in helping everyone enjoy the trail safely.

Safety Tips

  • Never use the trails alone and always let someone know where you are going.
  • Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or noisemaker.
  • Be very observant of your surroundings and of other people. Avoid areas where visibility is poor and don’t wear headsets.
  • Carry personal identification and a cell phone if possible.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas if possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Last Updated: January 4, 2018