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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Rock Creek Regional Park – Trails

The Rock Creek Stream Valley

Hosts many miles of trails for you to enjoy. The park trails are comprised of two trail systems with a mix of hard surface and natural surface trails for everyone. In addition to trails, park visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy in Rock Creek Regional Park.

Land acquisition for the park began in the early 1930s at the southern end of the park and continued into the 1970s for the northernmost parcels. The northernmost section of the system adjoins the Agricultural History Farm Park in Rockville. From there, the park extends south along both sides of Rock Creek to the Montgomery County/Washington, DC, border. At the DC line, the park connects to Rock Creek Park, which is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). RCSVP is mostly undeveloped, but it is set within an intensely developed suburban area. The spine of the park is Rock Creek, which is surrounded on either side by open space and forested areas.