nature trips




wild flowers

trail running

kid friendly

Very fun and the falls are very pretty when you get to them. it's Handicapped accessed to the falls.

Little Bennett comes through with forest, field, and stream. We did a 5 mile loop rather than the 8.9 in the plan. Very pretty little glens. Two stream crossings required scrambling on rocks and tree roots. Adventure!

1 month ago

This very broad trail is an easy walk/hike with one steep portion near the stream. There's a lovely meadow (Wim's meadow) that houses several bluebird boxes. The entire hike is very pretty, and goes through forest, meadow and stream environments.

1 month ago

This is a pleasant hike, with a couple of steep climbs. The meadow can get overgrown in the summer, and ticks may be an issue, so be careful to check yourself. The Tobacco Barn is more interesting for its history than as an object to look at -- it's quite broken down and old. The nearby stone foundation is somewhat more interesting to look at, but be cautious in this area, because the stone walls are not reliably stable. The forested areas are cool, and there's one stream crossing, with a newly-built wooden bridge over it. A worthwhile hike, especially when combined with other trails in the park to make a longer loop hike.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Some of the trails are very rocky even my horse with front shoes on struggled; if you plan on taking your horse park on Lewisdale Road it's small field in between two horse farms the best trails are that side, Prescott by the golf course are awful

Nice hike! Lots of streams to keep the dog cool and hydrated. Very few people.

note there is a new parking area and trail in off Frederick Road south of Old Hundred and north of Comus Road.

Decent hike, but be sure to watch out for the broken glass and trash all over the trail when you get near the camping areas. However, that's really the only downside to the long 8 mile loop. Good for an afternoon in the woods. Bring your pups and let em swim in the creek.

Nice accessible trail system within easy reach of the DC area. The north trails seem to be less busy than the south end. Trails are not that well marked though and it is easy to occasionally get off track. All in all, a decent hike.

I love Little Bennett and all its trails.

Nice and easy walk over rolling landscape with only a short uphill after the Kingsley Schoolhouse. Trails are clearly marked by name and blue blazes. As typical with AllTrails, I sat at home and created my own 12 mile loop using the map editor, then used my iPhone to follow the route. Most all water crossings have well built bridges. However, Little Bennet Creek off of Hyattstown Road around Mile 11 of the loop has no bridge and no easy way across other than wading through stepping on submerged rocks. Lucky I had Gor-Tex winter gaiters on as the water level was over my hiking boots.

Lots of loop options here. Could spend all day wandering this park and hardly repeat a trail. Plenty of variety too, including meadow, woods, and streams. A few views in the winter when leaves are off the trees. Deer, woodpeckers, frogs, foxes abound. Trails open to hikers and equestrians, though some trails are closed to horses.

Pretty trail, especially the grassy meadow part way down the trail. A nice spring runs from beneath a very large but nearly dead tree further on down the trail.

1 year ago

Nice easy, peaceful hike. Be warned that the distance for the hike shown is 8.1 miles, not 4.1 miles. we had to cut it short at 6.4 miles because the dogs were getting tired. :)

Nice trail, good workout! Some trees are blocking some trails due to storm.

The whole area is beautiful and hiking is easy to moderate. The only downside for hikers is that the trails are shared with horses so they are very muddy in areas and there are flies in the summer around the horse poop. If you get to know the trails you can easily avoid those areas.

Be prepared for lots of mud during wet seasons and flies in the summer due to horses using the trail

4 years ago

Great for hiking, biking, horses - might even catch some fish nearby.