Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3, Maryland

Distance12.3mi
Elevation Gain2,660ft
Trailhead Elevation204ft
Top298ft
Elevation Min/Max12/298ft
Elevation Start/End204/204ft

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Prince George's County and Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Queenstown Park, Magruder Park, Burnt Mills East Special Park, Melrose Park, Cottage City Park, 38th Avenue Neighborhood Park, Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3, and Burnt Mills West Special Park. It is 12.3 miles long and begins at 204 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 24.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,660 feet. The Burnt Mills Reservoir (elevation 226 feet) water can be seen along the trail. There are also a parking and a water along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Connector, Colony Road Connector, Merrimac Drive Connector, Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Connector, Colony Road Connector, Merrimac Drive Connector, Northwest Branch Trail, Sligo Creek Trail and Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Connector.

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jennifer Chambers
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3
Nearby City
Melrose Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Swimming
Additional Use
Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park
Local Contacts
Available on Montgomery Parks website
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018