Rachel Carson Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Rachel Carson Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brookeville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles 419 feet Loop

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A very scenic 2.3 mile trail near Flintridge, Maryland Rachel Carson Conservation Park is about 2.3 miles long and located near Flintridge, Maryland. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This hidden gem is densely populated by numerous species of wildlife, high quality forest and features spectacular rock and massive boulder out-cropping throughout the park. This area remains undeveloped for some of the best hiking trails around! The Hawlings River passes through the park and almost the entire hike is along this beautiful river. Rachel Carson offers 650 acres of undisturbed wooded parkland and trails surrounding the Hawlings River in upper Montgomery County. Trail Information Activity Type: Hiking Nearby City: Brookeville Length: 4-6 miles of natural surface trails Elevation Gain: Minimal Trail Type: Modified Loop Skill Level: Easy Side of Moderate Season: Year-round Amenities: This is a "conservation park," which means there are no bathrooms and no water available.

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Peaceful, charming hiking trail near Olney and Waredaca farm brewery.

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What a wonderful area and so far the best blazed and posted trails I've hiked. Just about impossible to lose your way. Mostly easy to moderate in difficulty the park offers several trails/loops in it's compact 650 acres. Enough to keep you busy for a while if you like. Hawlings River was the most picturesque point of interest for me since I hiked the park in December. I'll make it a point to return in the Spring/Summer when the forest is in full bloom.

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Start off in an open field. Head into the woods and down to a river creek. Dogs love swimming here. Good easy hike.

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First time on this trail and I love it! Very quiet on a Saturday afternoon. Pretty decent trails for running, and with additional loops added in you can easily stretch the mileage out. Only looped the same trail twice and got a solid 5.25 miles in. With recent storms, some of the more narrow trails that run along the creek are a little overgrown and have a few branches here and there. But overall a very well maintained area and perfect for some peaceful hiking/running.

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