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Black Hill Trail Extension

Division: Park Development

Project Description

Black Hill Regional Park
This project extends an existing trail 1.2 miles from the terminus near Spinning Wheel Drive to Parking Lot 6, near the picnic area in Black Hill Regional Park.  This new eight-foot wide trail will connect two existing trail segments and provides the only hard surface trail connection from the Water’s Landing community to the developed area of Black Hill Regional Park.


Several plans, including the 2002 Black Hill Regional Park Master Plan and the 1998 Countywide Park Trails Plan, envisioned a hard surface trail network that links the residents of Germantown and Clarksburg to Black Hill Regional Park.  This trail is part of a larger network which will make the regional park accessible to those living in the vicinity of the park.  A facility planning study was conducted and the plan for the trail was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on September 11, 2003.  The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council.

Status/Project Update

Detailed design is 100% completed.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

Links to review meeting notes and Planning Board memos will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

Fall 2010 Construction is complete and the trail is open for public use
Fall 2009 Construction begins
Spring 2009 Design completed
Summer 2005 Design begins
September 11, 2003 Planning Board Meeting – Facility Plan approved 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Marian Elsasser, Project Manager
Bob Kane, Construction Manager

Last Updated: March 1, 2021