Georgetown Branch Trail

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Georgetown Branch Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bethesda, MD that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.4 miles 314 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a nice trail. It's not secluded, and houses are always within earshot on the other side of the trees. The path is well-used by walkers and bikers, so stay to the right! The bikers have always given warning shouts or bell-rings in my experience, which makes this a nice shared experience. The trail crosses a few busy streets, but there are crosswalks. Along one spot, you cross a high bridge over a creek and another trail. It's a nice place to sit and relax for a bit. I wouldn't code this as a hiking trail, really, but it is a nice way to get out in nature near the city.

walking
1 year ago

Enjoy the trail while it remains quiet! The Purple Line light rail has been approved and will soon run along the trail. A "pedestrian path" will run alongside, but the trains will create noise, and huge swaths of trees will need to be cut down in order for it to run properly.

This is a nice trail. It's not secluded, and houses are always within earshot on the other side of the trees. The path is well-used by walkers and bikers, so stay to the right! The bikers have always given warning shouts or bell-rings in my experience, which makes this a nice shared experience.

The trail crosses a few busy streets, but there are crosswalks. Along one spot, you cross a high bridge over a creek and another trail. It's a nice place to sit and relax for a bit. I wouldn't code this as a hiking trail, really, but it is a nice way to get out in nature near the city.

And if you're hungry when you get to the Connecticut Avenue crossing, eat at Manoli Canoli. It's a great Italian restaurant!