Hoyles Mill Trail

EASY 11 reviews

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

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

This is a new trail in Montgomery County 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. 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Diverse scenic hike. Woods, water, meadows with trail well maintained and broken up between paved roads and natural trails.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

trail running
Friday, March 18, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, October 15, 2015

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

mountain biking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, March 19, 2012

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