Twinbrook Connector Trail

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Repair Work

Montgomery Parks will be repairing a damaged storm drain pipe along the trail behind the Halpine Apartment complex in Spring 2020. Once underway work is expected to take 2 weeks. During this time the trail will remain open, however, please remain alert for temporary detours.


The Twinbrook Connector Trail is formerly known as the “Parklawn North Trail”. Located in the Rock Creek Stream Valley Unit #7 area, it is a 0.82 mile long shared use (hiker-biker) trail that connects Rock Mill Road near the Twinbrook Metro station with the Rock Creek Trail. It was built in 2018 partly through public amenity funding provided by the developer of the nearby Parklawn North office complex. Approximately 0.56 miles of the trail are paved asphalt. The asphalt section currently ends after the bridge over Rock Creek, with the remainder of the trail to the Rock Creek Trail consists of a natural surface trail parallel to Veirs Mill Road (MD 586).

MD 586 Veirs Mill Road Shoulder Connector Update

Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) Shoulder Connector Project Update:

As of  March 2020, Montgomery Parks is coordinating with Maryland State Highway Administration to develop a connection along the shoulder of MD 586 between the end of the asphalt portion of the Twinbrook Connector and the Rock Creek Trail. A new segment of asphalt trail from the bridge over Rock Creek will connect to the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road, where users can traverse to access the Rock Creek Trail at Aspen Hill Road.  The shoulder connector will be protected from vehicle traffic by a barrier. Signage, marking, and sidewalk improvements are also planned. When completed this will provide a protected hard surface connection. Parks and SHA are in the process of finalizing maintenance agreements, after which SHA will issue the permit to begin construction.

Calendar/ Meeting Notes

Fall 2019 – Project began
– Survey and preliminary assessment of site conditions were developed
Winter 2020 – Final Design approved

– Planning initiated

Spring 2020 Construction to begin (estimated)
Summer 2020 Estimated completion date

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Andrew Tsai, Project Manager
(301) 495-2508


Last Updated: April 8, 2020