Cabin John Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Cabin John Trail is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Bethesda, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

4.9 miles 446 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

3 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Ran the southern portion of the trail with my dog on a leash. Ran into lots of dogs off leash. Normally this does not bother me but when I asked two guys to control their dogs after I had to get in between their dogs trying to bite mine they started threatening me and luckily only harsh words ensued. I doubt I will ever run this beautiful trail again.

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Loved it! Very shaded so I didn't feel so hot

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Took off from the family park area and walked all the way down to the Potomac (might've been the C&O Canal I joined up with). Ended up being 19+ miles but it was a really pretty walk. Not terribly challenging but glad I brought fuel

hiking
10 months ago

Great. We took our dogs and they loved the creek too. Nice trail.

hiking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

3 years ago

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is one of my stomping ground rides. I grew up around this trail, but it has changed dramatically since MORE started maintaining it.
I love this ride! It's got a little but of everything to offer. Rock gardens, logs, stream crossings, steps, water bars, climbs, Decents, good Mileage.
It's a great out and back that will push you if you push it. It's a lot of fun!
Only downside is the need to navigate a few road sections to connect trail heads.

walking
5 years ago

Either walk in Montgomery Mall or better yet, cross the street and walk in the park. You can do sections of the trail and don't need to complete the whole 11 miles. A great walk for a lazy summer evening with the spouse or a friend. You can also watch the kids train that runs in the park.