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Black Hill Regional Park Trails

Black Hill Regional Park Trails Map Locator TWater Trail Videohis 1300-acre, lake-oriented park features the mostly hard-surface 4.3 mile Black Hill Trail, over 10 miles of natural surface trails, and a water trail (youtube video) on Little Seneca Lake.

Trails offer spectacular views of the lake, and meander through oak and hickory forests through some of our Best Natural Areas. Historical markers identify former mill sites, and interpret past gold mining history.

Unless noted otherwise on the map, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are "Shared by All" trails which includes hikers, bikers and equestrians. Additional information about permitted uses of Park trails is available on our Trail User Information page.

Trail Repairs and Closures
- Repairs are being made to the bridge over Ten Mile Creek Road to prevent damage during flood events. Except for the Cool Spring Run Trail, trails on the western side of Little Seneca Lake will be closed during construction. - POSTED: 10-30-15

- A new 6-mile, natural surface, shared use trail is being built in on the western side of Little Seneca Lake. Work is expected to last through fall 2016. The new trail will connect MD Rte. 121 to Ten Mile Creek Road. Join us for a trail workday! Contact the Volunteer Services Office - POSTED: 10-30-15

Black Hill Regional Park Trails Map ( 425KB, pdf)

Activities

Hiking, Horseback Riding

Location

The park is located in the upper portion of Montgomery County, west of I-270 and north of Germantown, MD.

Trail length/surface

The 4.3-mile Black Hill Trail is asphalt surface for most of its length, but the mid-section of the trail is natural surface, and is steep and rocky in sections. The rest of the trails in the park are natural surface.

Trail characteristics

The 4.3-mile Black Hill Trail is asphalt surface for most of its length, but the mid-section of the trail is natural surface, and is steep and rocky in sections. The rest of the trails in the park are natural surface.

Drinking water

Yes

Restrooms

Yes

Access and parking
Accessibility

Ample parking is available in the picnic area of the park, along Lake Ridge Drive. A Trail Guide may be obtained at the Visitor Center. Hard surface trail is accessible from Visitor Center and Picnic lane. Trail has gentle inclines.

Contact

SmartParks: 301.670.8080 for non-emergency & trail maintenance.
Visitor Center - 301-972-3476. Park Manager's Office - 301-972-9396.

Last update: February 1, 2016