Sligo Creek Trail

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Sligo Creek Trail is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silver Spring, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.6 miles Elevation Gain: 354 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

city walk

There are numerous parking lots along the trail. Most offer access to the trails. Most restrooms are located at various local parks along the trail route.

road biking
2 months ago

Awesome ride!!!!

road biking
2 months ago

Mellow, shaded trail through communities. Pretty well-paved. Good for an easy weekday ride. I can imagine it being quite crowded on the weekend. Probably great for running.

recorded Sligo Creek Trail

walking
6 months ago

Excellent trail in DC

walking
8 months ago

Urban magic

Friday, September 07, 2018

Little crowded but nice and (mostly) out of the sun

road biking
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

I love this trail for some basic cycling!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A scenic, easy paved trail for the days you'd rather keep your feet dry. We saw chipmunks, a deer and a fox in close range. Not bad for a trail that sits between a busy road with noise traffic and a neighborhood you can see from parts of the trail. I may bike here with the kids next time, but look elsewhere for a more serene experience.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nice walk, relaxing. The entire path is paved, which is not our favorite—feels more like a stroll in a nice park than a hike. Fairly heavily trafficked. Probably wouldn’t go again but enjoyed the walk and outdoors enough for a nice day.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

very accessible

Monday, October 10, 2016

Good for biking- not so awesome for walking

Thursday, September 01, 2016

It's a nice walk. It's drops off and winds about a lot. Staying on the trail can be tricky at times. Bikers use this trial so beware of them riding up behind you.

road biking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Amazing

cross country skiing
Sunday, January 10, 2016

My typical running or biking path. Nice walk or run along Sligo river. Completely paved makes it easy to vine too but watch out for runners with earphones.

running
Thursday, October 11, 2012

A somewhat scenic trail along the Sligo Creek and intercepter. There was a fair amount of people and it felt safe without being over crowded. Trail running is a bit challenging the first time because you sometimes have to stop to figure out where the trail picks up. There are also a few busy boulevards to cross. The trail and the ends could be marked a little better.

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