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Matthew Henson Trail

MODERATE 44 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

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

paved

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
21 days ago

Very easy, neighborhood trail ... here is 4 min video https://youtu.be/XUPEtrDMwvc

hiking
3 months ago

Easy paved path, road crossings all have lights, mostly shady.

road biking
3 months ago

Amy & Bill.

running
6 months ago

Much better early in the morning.

running
6 months ago

Not as much shade as expected, road crossings are annoying.

hiking
7 months ago

Except for a couple of sketchy road crossings, this trail is very nice, well maintained, paved and therefore accessible bikes, pedestrians, wheelchairs etc.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy. Very easy walk.

Fri Sep 07 2018

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

Sun Jul 15 2018

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
Sat Jun 02 2018

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.

Thu Jun 15 2017

Great for an easy walk and bike ride!

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

recorded Recording - Jun 23, 08:49 PM

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sun Aug 26 2018

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