Cabin John Trail

Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 3, Maryland

Distance11.2mi
Elevation Gain565ft
Trailhead Elevation145ft
Top176ft
Elevation Min/Max74/176ft
Elevation Start/End145/145ft

Cabin John Trail

Cabin John Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 1, Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 2, Cindy Lane Neighborhood Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 5, Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 4, Cabin John Local Park, and Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 3. It is 11.2 miles long and begins at 145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 565 feet. The Cabin John Park Map information map can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Cabin John Trail information map. This trail connects with the following: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail, Pine Ridge Trail and Tulip Tree Trail.

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Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area (Falcon Guides)
Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez
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"Located in Montgomery County Maryland, Cabin John Regional Park is a great destination for any local mountain biker who can't get away to more remote locations, or it's great for the visitor looking for a quick ride close to the urban landscape. Recently opened to mountain biking, Cabin John offers a wide variety of rolling trails that descend and run parallel to Cabin John Creek. Its proximity to the Beltway, Rockville, Maryland, and the conveniences of Montgomery Mall make it the ideal getaway." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jennifer Chambers
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"The entire Cabin John Trail, starting at the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal and ending at Goya Drive, is 9 miles. Major roads such as Democracy Boulevard bisect the trail." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jennifer Chambers
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"The 9-mile Cabin John Trail stretches from the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal in Cabin John Stream Valley Park to Goya Boulevard in Rockville." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press)
Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper
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"A favorite destination for kids and dog walkers, Cabin John Regional Park encompasses the Locust Grove Nature Center, a miniature train, Bethesda Big Train 1A Pro Baseball Stadium, a huge playground, an ice rink, and other recreational facilities. This trail originates at Tuckerman Lane and ends on Democracy Boulevard. The trail contains diverse flora—a thick forest of oak, beech, tulip trees, and one of the area’s largest sycamores. Despite heavy year-round use, the land remains wild and natural, even a bit hilly. To begin your hike, park on the west side of the parking lot in front of the Cabin John Indoor Tennis Center. Look for the Pine Ridge trailhead at the edge of the parking lot, and enter the forest. The natural-surface trail is at times uneven with roots; it’s marked with white blazes." Read more
Best Bike Rides Washington, DC: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (Falcon Guides)
Martin Fernandez
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"Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Cabin John Regional Park is a great destination for any local mountain biker who can’t get away to more remote locations. It’s also great for the visitor looking for a quick ride close to the urban landscape. Cabin John offers a variety of rolling trails that descend and run parallel to Cabin John Creek and within the vicinity of I-270 and the Capital Beltway. Its proximity to the Beltway; Rockville, Maryland; and the conveniences of Montgomery Mall make it the ideal urban getaway." Read more

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Trail Information

Cabin John Stream Valley Unit 3
Nearby City
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Swimming
Additional Use
301-765-8650 or montgomeryparks.org
Local Contacts
Montgomery Parks, montgomeryparks.org
Local Maps

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Dec 2018