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Ok for a local park.

Great trail for getting back to hiking 4.5 months after knee surgery. Not difficult but not too easy. Went on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and only crossed paths with 3 other people.

Great trail. fairly easy for something marked moderate. Gorgeous nature center!!!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Returned to do this course I visited a few days ago, now by hiking. In finding the trail, I discovered a better parking location for starting out. It is past the tennis courts at the Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd, Rockville, MD 20851.

The trail is about 95% single track, and my goal was to finish the hike at 3.5 mph average speed or better. It is a good idea to do a one-time practice walk through if you are planning to trail run, because this is a multi-loop course that has numerous branching paths and trails that can easily divert you from the main trail. This was a hike for me, so going off course was not a big deal so long as I maintained my average hiking speed. However, making off-course branching mistakes extended my distance and time in hiking. I did some practice running at target pace for about 3/4 mile to gauge the terrain, and to maintain my average hiking pace at 3.5 mph -- which was slipping down a bit due to picture taking and going off course.

This a nice, easy hike with a few rocky points. I took plenty of pics; view them to observe course terrain. Also look at my recorded track to see confusing branch points that caused me to do one of the loops twice. Beware of unmarked branch points. This is a solid 4-5 star trail.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Nice, suburban park area, with a fun nature center.

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