Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Silver Spring, Maryland

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In Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park, the southern section of the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail, named after the world-renowned environmentalist who lived atop the valley, drops quickly into a peaceful and serene stream valley, leaving behind the busy six-lane road above it.
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

by Jennifer Chambers (The Mountaineers Books)

In Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park, the southern section of the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail, named after the world-renowned environmentalist who lived atop the valley, drops quickly into a peaceful and serene stream valley, leaving behind the busy six-lane road above it.

© 2014 Jennifer Chambers /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Silver Spring
Distance: 2.0
Elevation Gain: 265 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Swimming
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park
Local Maps: Available on Montgomery Parks website
Driving Directions: Directions to Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

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Apr 2018