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Trails Directory

Montgomery Parks boasts more than 260 miles of trails

Our trails are used for active and passive recreation and exploring. We encourage you to practice trail safety at all times as you enjoy the trails.  Use the Montgomery Parks Trailheads with Parking Map (accessible pdf) to find a trail near you. Check out our trail etiquette and safety tips below.

  • Natural Surface Trails – Natural surface trails are typically narrow (2-4 feet wide) dirt trails. Types of uses associated with these trails are hiking, horseback riding, and all-terrain biking. Unless noted otherwise on the trail map, natural surface trails are “shared by all”.
  • Hard Surface Trails – Hard surface trails may include asphalt paths, but they may also be any firm and stable surface capable of supporting casual walkers and cyclists.

Our PDF trail maps are ADA accessible, but our GIS map is not. If you need assistance, please contact Lisa.Herman@montgomeryparks.org.

Trail Directory

Trail NameUsersTrail LengthTrail Maps
Agricultural History Farm Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
+/- 4 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Black Hill Regional Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
22.9 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
7 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Bucklodge Forest Conservation Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
2.75 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Cabin John Regional Park TrailsHiking, Biking3.3 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Cabin John Stream Valley Park TrailHiking, Biking+/- 8 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Capital Crescent TrailHiking, Biking11 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Fairland Recreational Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
7 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Hoyles Mill TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
6.2 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Lake Frank and Meadowside TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
8.2 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Lake Needwood TrailsHiking, Biking6.4 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Little Bennett Regional Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
27 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Little Falls TrailHiking, Biking3 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
4 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Long Branch TrailHiking, Biking1 mileAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
6.8 milesAccessible PDF Map
GIS Map
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park TrailsHiking, Biking2.7 milesAccessible PDF Map
GIS Map
Matthew Henson TrailHiking, Biking4.2 milesAccessible PDF Map
GIS Map
Muddy Branch Greenway TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
9 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
North Branch TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
13 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
+ 5 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Oak Ridge Conservation Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
1.8 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Oakley Cabin TrailHiking.7 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Paint Branch TrailHiking, Biking2.3 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Powerline TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
6 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Rachel Carson Conservation Park TrailsHiking, Equestrian6.2 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Rock Creek Hiker-Biker TrailHiking, Biking14 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Seneca Greenway TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
7.8 milesAccessible PDF Map
GIS Map
Sligo Creek TrailHiking, Biking7 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
South Germantown Recreational Park
Trails & Bike Park
Hiking, Biking6.6 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Underground Railroad Experience TrailHiking, Equestrian1.25 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Upper Rock Creek TrailHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
5 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Upper Paint Branch TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
5 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Wheaton Regional Park TrailsHiking, Biking,
Equestrian
+ 5 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map
Woodstock Equestrian Special Park TrailsHiking, Equestrian15.2 milesAccessible PDF Map

GIS Map

Trail Etiquette

Trails are shared recreation amenities and are accessed by a variety of users at the same time. Please be courteous to all users and remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way.

  • Trails are available for use from sunrise to sunset each day unless noted otherwise.
  • Remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Use caution or avoid trails during rain, high winds, and other inclement weather.
  • Avoid natural surface trails for 24 hours after a rain event. (see Rainout Line)
  • Cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets.
  • STOP at stop signs, they indicate dangerous cross-car traffic.
  • E-bikes and e-scooters are permitted on hard surface trails (see Parks Directive) except where prohibited and should adhere to posted trail speed limits and operate at a reasonable speed.
  • All trail users should stay to the right on the trail.
  • Bicyclists approaching pedestrians should make an advanced noise using voice, bell or horn, and should pull off the trail when stopping to avoid possible accidents.
  • Pets should be kept on a short leash, and owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Bicyclists must keep a safe, reasonable speed and adhere to trail speed limits.
  • Bicyclists must adjust speed to trail congestion and surface conditions.
  • Respect, communication, and courtesy go a long way in helping everyone enjoy the trail safely.

Safety Tips

  • In the event of an emergency, call 911.
  • Program the Park Police number 301-949-8010 into your cell phone before you leave.
  • Never use the trails alone; always let someone know where you are going.
  • Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or noisemaker.
  • Be very observant of your surroundings and other people.
  • Avoid areas where visibility is poor, and don’t wear headsets.
  • Carry personal identification and a cell phone if possible.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas if possible.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in plain view inside your car. Leave them at home or lock them in your trunk before arriving at your destination.
  • When approaching your car, have your key ready, check the floor and the back seats before entering.