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

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 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, 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: May 22, 2018