Hoyles Mill Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Hoyles Mill Trail is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Boyds, MD and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

9.2 miles 390 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

horseback riding

Connector trail between two recreation areas This is a new trail in Montgomery County, MD. that connects the Black Hill Regional Park with the South Germantown Recreational Park (Maryland SoccerPlex) and nearby Schaeffer Farm trail system. The hike is an easy one and includes the blocked-off Hoyle's Mill Road. An excellent map is available at http://www.mc-mncppc.org/trails/trails_MAPS/hoyles_mill_trail.shtm. The only difficult part is the ford crossing Little Seneca Creek. Bicycles can make it by hugging the downstream side of the ford. The ford is too deep and too swift for hikers, even in low-water conditions. Hikers should travel upstream about 100 paces and find the fallen log over the creek. I was able to straddle the log and shinny across. On weekends, the South Germantown Rec Park will be full of soccer-mom-mobiles and parking is scarce.

8 months ago

Nice easy rolling trails. Quite muddy with snow melt. Trails are clearly marked and well groomed. The exception to this was the perimeter trail around Black Hills Regional Park which was full of briars. I would skip this part and instead head straight down Clarksburg Rd. from the trailhead. The most scenic area of my hike was the White Trail Loop in Seneca Creek State Park. The entire out and back is 15 miles, but the AllTrails app crashed with about a mile to go to the trailhead.

mountain biking
1 year ago

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is a nice out and back trail that links up to both Schaeffer Farm and Black Hills Regional Park.
It rolls fast, but is broken up by a couple gravel roads.
Nothing really technical about it, but can be a great cardio workout when you push the pace.
You can also hit the pump track near the soccer plex