Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brookeville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

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A very scenic 2.3 mile trail near Flintridge, Maryland Rachel Carson Conservation Park is about 2.3 miles long and located near Flintridge, Maryland. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This hidden gem is densely populated by numerous species of wildlife, high quality forest and features spectacular rock and massive boulder out-cropping throughout the park. This area remains undeveloped for some of the best hiking trails around! The Hawlings River passes through the park and almost the entire hike is along this beautiful river. Rachel Carson offers 650 acres of undisturbed wooded parkland and trails surrounding the Hawlings River in upper Montgomery County. Trail Information Activity Type: Hiking Nearby City: Brookeville Length: 4-6 miles of natural surface trails Elevation Gain: Minimal Trail Type: Modified Loop Skill Level: Easy Side of Moderate Season: Year-round Amenities: This is a "conservation park," which means there are no bathrooms and no water available.

9 days ago

I'd say this is more easy than moderate. Maybe 2 hills, hardly any rocks or roots on the trail. It's like an easy quiet stroll through the woods which can be quite nice on the weekend. Bring bug spray, it's mosquito season, and I definitely was kicking myself for not planning ahead on that account.

hiking
9 days ago

Gorgeous trail! The trail is very well marked with pale blue blazes and sign posts to direct you where to go at crossroads. The only confusing point was the out and back portion. There isn't a marker to let you know that you need to turn around. You'll start seeing signs for private property and that's when you should turn around and head back the way you came. The trail offers great river views and some pretty cool rock formations. We will definitely be doing this trail again!

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trail running
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hiking
1 month ago

Lots of different types of mushrooms to see and the trails are very well maintained.

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2 months ago

These trails are really fun. I love how they connect in many different loops, so you can create a new course each time if you'd like to. The trails are so well marked, and I didn't have any issues with navigation. I enjoyed noticing how the forest changes depending where you are on the trail, and how close you are to the river. This is a new favorite spot for me, and I will be going back.

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3 months ago

Minus the mountain of trash in the back it was beautiful

3 months ago