Underground Railroad Experience Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Underground Railroad Experience Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandy Spring, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

This is a pleasant walk that demonstrates typical terrain faced by escaped slaves making their way to freedom on the underground railroad. Features of the trail are marked by the little white signs shown in the picture. These sign are the only markings on the trail and one must be careful not to wander off on one of the many unmarked side trails. If you elect to walk up Meeting House Road, please observe silence near the Friends Meeting House if it's Sunday. The road is private property.

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hiking
2 months ago

Woodlawn Park is quite nice. Amenities and bathrooms are abundant and a welcome site for pre-hike relief. While laden with history, in terms of natural beauty the Underground Railroad Trail this time of year is rather underwhelming. After a few days of rain the creek is still low but wild flowers are starting to bloom. The well established Underground Railroad Trail is easy to follow as it is marked but there are other trails that are unmarked that could be of interest.

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walking
5 months ago

nice serene walk even in the winter.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I initially thought that this was a typical hike on a well-maintained trail, until I cleared the trees into a magnificent meadow. The views were very pretty and led to the Sandy Spring for which the town is named. Despite some unsightly vandalism, the spring was very impressive.

walking
7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

We also were unable to find marker 9. Sounds like we walked passed it instead of turning, because there wasn't any signage. We did a white and orange look in the opposite direction of marker 9 as well. The actual Underground Railroad trail is not a loop. Overall a nice trail with lots of history.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Nice walk. Would be easy with young kids. Download the guide from Montgomery County Parks for a more interesting and educational experience

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail...first time hiking with kids. My 8 year old son walked and my 2 year old daughter rode in an umbrella stroller. The beginning and end are sunny the rest shady and I only had to pick her up a few times.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Really beautiful, slightly secluded.