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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

HeartSmart Trail

The Heart Smart Trail program is intended to encourage people to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Walking can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, improve blood pressure control, decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer and help control weight. Heart Smart Trails are generally 1-mile in length or less and follow a hard surface, level path. Bronze medallions are embedded in the path every 1/10 of a mile so walkers can keep track of the distance they have traveled. Go ahead and take your first step toward a healthier life!

Located at Wheaton Regional Park, the trail follows a popular pathway around this 50-acre public display garden that is open year round, sunrise to sunset. The trail begins at the rear of the Visitors Center. Use the “Walking Log” to record the date, distance traveled, and the time it took for you to walk the trail.

Click here to download the Wheaton Regional Park Trail map. (pdf)

Check out other Montgomery Parks’ Heart Smart Trails .