The Kingsley Trail

EASY 13 reviews

The Kingsley Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clarksburg, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Gentle terrain and easy hike suitable for the whole family The Kingsley trail is an easy yet very enjoyable trail which will take you the Kingsley school house. The trail is hard packed gravel with no substansial elevation changes. This would be suitable for the whole family. It is approximatelt .6 miles each way. The trail ends near the school house which has a small picnic area and very cool swinging bridge over the nearby creek. From here you could continue your journey on one of several other trails that intersect this area. Built in 1893 in an area known locally as "Froggy Hollow", the Kingsley school house served the community until it closed in 1935, when the great depression forced families to leave the area to look for work. Of the late 19th century one room school houses still existing in Montgomery County, the Kingsley Schoolhouse is one of the few that remains in an entirely unaltered state.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice trail for hiking. Not much elevation, so it’s more of a nature walk, but still very good peasant. About half of it is a gravel path and the other half is a dirt path going through the woods which was much more pleasant to walk. The gravel path runs parallel to a creek which is nice to sit by and relax. Some horse poop and muddy spots were found along the way in the walking path, so watch your step. There is a portopotty at the far end of the loop near the Kingsley Schoolhouse which I didn’t use, but good to know its there I suppose. Would definitely do this trail again if I’m looking for a light walk.

6 months ago

Great with kids

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great for dogs!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Pretty trail, especially the grassy meadow part way down the trail. A nice spring runs from beneath a very large but nearly dead tree further on down the trail.

hiking
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Be prepared for lots of mud during wet seasons and flies in the summer due to horses using the trail

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

birding
Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Friday, January 06, 2012