Greenbelt Park

Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Greenbelt Park

Greenbelt Park Professional Review and Guide

"Secreted in Prince George’s County, well-wooded Greenbelt Park is a great place to get fresh air and exercise, take in seasonal color, walk with friends, and contemplate life. Located a dozen miles northeast of the White House, Greenbelt Park ranks as the second-largest nature preserve within the Capital Beltway (after Rock Creek Park). Covering 1,100 acres, it is nestled amid a grid of major highways and suburban streets. Most of it remains undeveloped, with picnic areas and a campground being its major attractions.

But it’s also an attractive—if little-used—hiking locale. This hike is an easy 6.7-mile loop through the woods, with little elevation change. Each season offers an array of phenomena to observe. Only in a few places does the outside world intrude, and that’s mostly in the form of traffic noise near the park boundaries."

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Trail Information

Greenbelt
Nearby City
6.7 miles
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5–3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Park’s on-site headquarters office, 301-344-3948, nps.gov/gree
Local Contacts
National Park Service, tinyurl.com/greenbeltparkmap; sketch map in free park brochure
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018