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Cabin John Trail

EASY 93 reviews

Cabin John Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockville, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 236 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice trail with plenty of options for longer or shorter hikes. One trail goes along I270 so it's a bit noisy at times.

hiking
2 months ago

2 stars for the half by 270, 4 stars for the rest. Requires a balanced walk across some some for a section of the river to avoid getting your feet wet.

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4 months 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.

recorded Cabin John Trail

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washed out
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hiking
6 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
Fri Oct 03 2014

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

running
Sun Jan 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.

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