Explore the most popular trails in Cabin John Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
13 days ago

Really nice trail for beginners. I started from river road entrance to bradley blvd. did not continue all the way to tuckerman lane cause its still wet from yesterday thunderstorm. Fun ride!

hiking
blowdown
scramble
26 days ago

hiking
bridge out
bugs
muddy
over grown
28 days ago

Missing a bridge which was problematic so I got wet! And walking along 270 not so exciting but the other half was terrific. Also about 3.8 miles, not 3.

on Cabin John Trail

hiking
bugs
washed out
29 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail would be very nice for mountains biking. Toward the end of my trail from the camp ground to the starting point I got a little lost as the path isn't clear, and I accidentally went through the campsites, which also leads back to the starting point.

hiking
4 months ago

Rain yesterday made us go off the traditional trail - what a lovely day!

It's quite easy and nice trail to walk or run but too many unleashed dogs over there!

walking
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Not very well marked and All Trails was way off with the red lines. There is no trail east of 7 Locks Road.

Dog Shit Trail is the new name, very disappointed! Great weather brings out the best in Fido’s friend. Dog waste every where on the trail! Wake up America!

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Heavily trafficked by dog walkers, bicycles and others. Would have enjoyed more if more remote and less noisy.

Pretty trail. Hard to believe it's nestled in between congested areas. Good for getting back into shape, mostly flat with a few up hills!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

This was a lovely hike. All Trails' map is inaccurate at the end of the first half and puts you out on a large road with lots of traffic. Avoid going out onto the street and simply turn back. We'll do it again by modifying that way. Pretty creeks, trees, nice shade for hiking without too much direct sun.

trail running
Sunday, January 15, 2017

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.

walking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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
Sunday, April 17, 2016

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

Great.

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014

Nice metropolis trail. It is good for what it is and the location.

trail running
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Great trail for running. If you start at Macarthur, the first 1.2 (and if you do an out-and-back, the last 1.2) is a bear! Trail is well marked with blue blazes and signs as you get further north. The confusion at the tail end (RV park) plus the need to cross traffic to pick up other portions of the trail are the only things keeping this from a 5-star rating.

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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
Friday, January 20, 2012

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.

mountain biking
2 days ago

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