Muddy Branch Greenway: Elsworthy Road to River Road is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Germantown, Maryland that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

hiking
2 months ago

This is a very nice hike. Trail is shaded and well maintained. Not very crowded at all. We parked on Esworthy Drive next to the guard rail and hiked down to Blockhouse Point Park then followed the loop to Pennyfield Lock and back up to River Road. I would recommend going down to the Potomac to see the blockhouse and the viewpoint and then going back the way you came (not looping around). The hike along the North side of River Road is not as pleasant and not as clearly marked (it had been washed out by heavy rains). But this app was great in helping us find our way!

hiking
4 months ago