Little Bennett Regional Park

Clarksburg, Maryland 20871

Little Bennett Regional Park

Little Bennett Regional Park Professional Guide

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"At 3,700-acres, Little Bennett Regional Park is the largest in Montgomery County and offers more than 21 miles of natural-surface trails, along with hiking, camping, golfing, and equestrian opportunities. The terrain ranges from easy wooded sections to steep hills to open meadows, with an abundance of native plants.

Park at the Kingsley parking area, and begin your hike on the Hard Cider Trail. The trailhead is on the left. The beginning tends to be muddy, so be prepared and careful as you begin your walk. The trail is accessible to horses, so you are also likely to encounter manure along the way."

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"An easy loop through several forest types that includes a pleasant stroll along Stoney Brook and Sopers Branch. This splendid little hike offers Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County urbanites an almost instant retreat from the city. Although the woods here have a wild feel about them, the park area actually encompasses the former settlement of Kingsley. Special considerations: To manage automobile traffic within the park, park officials some- times limit automobile access to the nature center parking area. In this case you can park at the Clarksburg Road trailhead at the junction of Hyattstown Mill and Clarksburg Roads and start this loop at Mound Builder Trail. To reach the trailhead, reverse your driving route back to Clarksburg Road and go left. In about a mile, at the left intersection with Hyattstown Mill Road, there is trailhead parking on the right. To reach Mound Builder Trail, walk 0.25 mile west on Hyattstown Mill Road and go left at the first trail leaving the road. In 200 yards cross Little Bennett Creek on a footbridge, and continue straight for about 50 yards to Mound Builder Trail. Turn right and follow the directions of the hike as described below; when you reach the nature center, follow the directions from the beginning back to this spot."

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To short for a great walk check out the 12.5 Menasha press hike.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
6.2 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5-4 hours
Golf/Disc Golf, Camping
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Montgomery Parks,
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