Long Branch Trail Renovation Project

Division: Park Development Division
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Grass, Leaf Grass, Tree     Map,Long Branch Trail from Carroll Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue

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Project Description

Montgomery Parks is renovating the Long Branch Trail in the Long Branch Stream Valley Park. The project will place new pavement over the existing pavement. The work will also replace aging drainage structures, improve drainage, and place safety fencing where adequate distance can’t be obtained from the stream. This renovation will remove tripping hazards and greatly increase the life expectancy of the existing trail.


As part of the Long Branch Stream Valley Park, Unit #1, the Long Branch Trail was built over 25 years ago, making it one of the older trails in Montgomery County. Located just north of Takoma Park, this 1.2-mile hard surface trail traverses the surrounding neighborhoods and heavily used as a neighborhood trail. Because this trail is part of the County’s trail system, access to the Stream Valley Park is mostly from nearby subdivision streets.

Status/Project Update

  • The renovations will start in Winter 2021 with the replacement of drainage structures. The repaving of the trail is scheduled for Spring 2021. The trail corridor will remain open during the construction.  Sections of the trail will be closed when under construction for safety.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Links to review meeting notes and presentations will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

Summer 2020
– Project started
– Survey and preliminary assessment of site conditions were developed
Winter 2021 -Work scheduled to begin
Spring 2021

* Date and time subject to change. Please contact the project manager for updates.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Marian Elsasser, Project Manager

Marian. Elsasser@montgomeryparks.org

(301) 495-2595

Last Updated: January 7, 2021