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 has begun renovating all the hiking-only trails (Antler Ridge, Beaver Valley, Bennett Ridge, Big Oak, Little Oak, Owl Ridge, Stoneybrook, Whitetail, Wilson Mill, and Woodcock Hollow) as of January 2020. The project will improve trail surface and drainage conditions. The project is anticipated to be complete in Winter 2021. All trails are open during renovation work.

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 will be constructing 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 project will begin in early October 2020 and run through December 2020. The new bridge and multi-use natural surface trail will provide a connection for White Oak communities to Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park and Paint Branch paved trail. LEARN MORE

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

As part of the Upper Paint Branch Limited Trail Plan, Montgomery Parks has begun implementing Phase II of the plan by constructing new multi-use natural surface trails as of August 2020. These new trails will provide access for residents to enjoy Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Parks. The project is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2021. LEARN MORE

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 the Spring 2021. LEARN MORE

 Trail Planning

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Trail Plans In Progress

Existing Trail Plans


Last Updated: November 13, 2020