Trails Planning and Implementation

Division: Park Planning and Stewardship
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 We are always working to improve and develop our Park trails to provide an interconnected countywide trail system of natural surface and paved trails. This page contains information on current construction and planning projects.

Trail Projects in Progress

Natural Surface Trails

Cabin John Trail Renovation Project – Cabin John Stream Valley Park Units 1 & 2
As part of the implementation of the Countywide Park Trails Plan, Montgomery Parks will be renovating an eroding section of the Cabin John Trail this Spring. The project will relocate the trail out of the flood plain and away from eroding slopes to increase safety, improve trail surface conditions, and provide a more sustainable trail alignment. Once construction is completed this new section of trail will be multi-use, accessible to hikers and bikers, to make it consistent with the rest of the Cabin John Trail. Construction will start in late March and should be completed this summer. The existing section of the Cabin John Trail will remain open during the construction and once the renovation is completed the old section will be closed.

New Natural Surface Trail Construction Project – Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Parks
As part of the Upper Paint Branch Limited Trail Plan Montgomery Parks will begin Phase II of the plan by constructing new multi-use natural surface trails starting in late Spring. These new trails will provide access for residents to enjoy Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Parks. Trail Construction will start in Spring 2020 and should be completed in the Winter 2021.

Paved Trails

Capital Crescent Trail Crossing at Little Falls Parkway
This project addresses safety concerns at this crossing location. Click on link for project details.


Trail Planning

Trail Plans In Progress

Existing Trail Plans


Last Updated: March 12, 2020