Trails Planning and Implementation

Division: Park Planning and Stewardship
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Trails in Progress | Trail Planning | Contact Us

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

Hiking-Only Trails Renovation Project – Little Bennett Regional Park 

As part of the Little Bennett Regional Master Plan, Montgomery Parks began renovating all hiking-only trails in January 2020. The project will improve trail surface and drainage conditions. The trail work continues in Winter/Spring 2021 on Antler Ridge, Bennett Ridge, Whitetail, and Woodcock Hollow Trails. All trails are open during renovation work, please use caution when encountering trail work in progress.

New Natural Surface Trail Construction Project – Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Park

As part of the Upper Paint Branch Limited Trail Plan, Montgomery Parks began implementing Phase II of the plan by constructing new multi-use natural surface trails in August 2020. These new trails will provide access for residents to enjoy Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Parks. Trail construction will continue through Spring 2021. LEARN MORE

Paint Branch Bridge and Trail Extension Project – Paint Branch Stream Valley Park Units 4 & 5

As a priority project from the Countywide Park Trails Plan, Montgomery Parks constructed a new bridge and natural surface trail in Paint Branch Stream Valley Park Units 4 & 5 from the end of Jackson Road to Old Columbia Pike. The new bridge and multi-use natural surface trail will provide a connection from White Oak to Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park and Paint Branch paved trail. Trail signage and online map coming Spring 2021.

Paved Trails

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

Little Falls Stream Valley Park- Little Falls Trail Construction Project

Upcoming construction in the Little Falls Stream Valley Park Trail will close sections of the trail this summer. The project will stabilize the stream channels, provide drainage improvements, protect exposed utility infrastructure, and repave the connector trails. Part of the work will include the replacement of two pedestrian bridge crossings. Temporary trail detours will be provided for trail users. The work trail work area is near Westmoreland Local Park and Albemarle Drive. Project to start late Summer 2020 and finish in Spring 2021. LEARN MORE


 Trail Planning

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Trail Plans In Progress

Existing Trail Plans


 

Last Updated: February 17, 2021