Black Hill West Trail

Black Hill Regional Park, Maryland

Elevation Gain606ft
Trailhead Elevation407ft
Elevation Min/Max384/464ft
Elevation Start/End407/407ft

Black Hill West Trail

Black Hill West Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Clarksburg, Maryland. It is within Black Hill Regional Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 407 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 606 feet.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press)
Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper
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"Situated in northern Montgomery County, this park is an attractive locale where hikers can vigorously roam suburban parkland. It features a large lake, rolling woodlands, meadows, and a seasonal variety of views. Located about 21 miles northwest of Washington, Black Hill Regional Park covers 1,854-acres of rolling woodlands, meadows, and water. In fact, water is the park's dominant physical feature, with Little Seneca Lake accounting for almost a third of the acreage. The lake, the metro area’s largest, clearly ranks as the multi-use park’s chief attraction."
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz
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"Black Hill Regional Park, surrounding the 500-acre Little Seneca Lake, is a butterfly hotspot with meadows that attract hundreds of monarchs during their semiannual migrations in April and September."
Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area (Falcon Guides)
Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez
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"Thanks to the efforts of local mountain bike advocates, the mountain bike community can now enjoy this previously off-limits area. Located in Montgomery County, Black Hill has a great network of singletrack that is bound to put a smile on off-road cyclist's face. Without serious changes in elevation but with plenty of twists and turns, these trails will delight the casual rider as well as the more advanced mountain bike enthusiast time and time again."

Black Hill West Trail Trip Reports

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A nice little beginner trail. Not marked super well which made following the guide a little challenging at points. My friend went with me who has never mountain biked and had no problems. One climb that was a little rough cardiovascularly. I went on a nice Saturday afternoon and there were a ton of hikers on sections of the trail, but the trails are wide where most of the hikers were and easy to pass.

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Trail Information

Black Hill Regional Park
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Black Hill Regional Park
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Black Hill Regional Park
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USGS: Germantown
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