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Best trails in Germantown

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Looking for a great trail near Germantown, Maryland? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Patapsco Valley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or Great Falls Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Germantown ranging from 3.5 to 12.9 miles and from 219 to 531 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Germantown
Top trails (6)
#1 - Seneca Greenway to Upper Potomac River Trail
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
#2 - Crystal Rock and Black Hill Trails
Black Hill Regional Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
#3 - Seneca Creek Bluffs Trail
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
#4 - Seneca Ridge Trail (Red) and Greenway Loop
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Caution: A short section of this loop travels along Germantown Road.Show more
#5 - Muddy Branch Greenway: Esworthy Road to River Road
Germantown, Maryland
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#6 - Gunner’s Lake Trail
Germantown, Maryland
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 33 m