Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Upper Section

EASY 33 reviews

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Upper Section is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montgomery Village, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1082 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Wooded natural trail along Great Seneca Creek The Seneca Creek Greenway Trail follows Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, MD. It is a wooded, natural surface trail that extends 26 miles from the Potomac River to the Damascus Regional Park trail system. The trail is intersected by several roads, most of which have areas to park. Parking locations are noted on the map. Using these crossroads, you may tailor the distance of the hike. You may choose an out-and-back hike or a point-to-point hike if you have two cars. For detailed instructions and trail notes, please see www.senecatrail.org. www.nc-mncppc.org/trails/trails_maps.shtm also has a map of this upper section of the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail. This is the upper section of the trail. It extends from the Watkins Mill Road crossing to the end of the existing Seneca Greenway Trail and onto the Magruder Stream Valley extension trail to the Damascus Regional Park trail.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail; consistent light blue blazes on trees just above eye-level; good trail markers (posts) with directional signage, good trail condition and fabulous views of the creek and forests. Perfect day to see fields of wild flowers and enjoy the fragrance of the flowering bushes. Plenty of bird activity with woodpeckers, towhees, , flickers, and a Great Blue Heron in the creek. Some hills, too.

3 months ago

Well maintained. Lots of fun.

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hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail, easy hiking and biking. We only did the partial trail from Brink to Watkins Mill. At Watkins Mill it becomes a sidewalk, rather than a trail. The trail is popular, so we looked for an off peak time over Labor Day.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Good mix of hills, rocks, roots and gliding trail. No one else on trail. Great time

9 months ago

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

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mountain biking
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Sunday, September 28, 2014