Matthew Henson Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Matthew Henson Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silver Spring, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

17 days ago

Except for the first part along a residential street and a couple of major road crossings it is very peaceful

2 months ago

This is a wonderful neighborhood trail. We walk our dogs on it several times a week. It’s accessible for all levels, and you’ll often spot a deer or two.

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoy this trail a lot because it is easy to walk on. it started walking this trail during my lunch breaks and it lead to walking the whole trail with a friend. We wanted to see other parts of the trail so we decided to start at the section by Randolph Road. We planned on walking for an hour and then back, but ended up walking the entire trail and back. It is great for people of all hiking abilities. The wildlife along parts of the trail is a bonus as well. I often see many deer, squirrels, and occasionally see some frogs.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great for an easy walk and bike ride!

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road biking
5 months ago

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trail running
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

road biking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Sunday, July 23, 2017