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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Paint Branch Trail

Paint Branch Trail
Paint Branch Trail

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This trail is naturally shaded and extends for three miles between Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park (off Jackson Road) and Fairland Road.

Located just south the of Upper Paint Branch Best Natural Areas, the trail features views of Paint Branch stream and passes the historic Valley Mill and the former site of Snowden Mill. These mills are among the oldest in the County, dating back to the 1700’s.

Unless noted otherwise on the map, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are “Shared by All” trails which includes hikers, bikers, and equestrians.