Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3, Maryland 20912

Elevation Gain1,907ft
Trailhead Elevation204ft
Elevation Min/Max111/298ft
Elevation Start/End204/204ft

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Burnt Mills East Special Park, Burnt Mills West Special Park, and Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 204 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,907 feet. The Burnt Mills Reservoir (elevation 226 feet) water can be seen along the trail. There is also a water along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Connector, Merrimac Drive Connector, Northwest Branch Trail, Sligo Creek Trail and Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Connector.

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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."

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Trail Information

Northwest Branch Stream Valley Unit 3
Nearby City
Burnt Mills East Special Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Additional Use
Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park
Local Contacts
Available on Montgomery Parks website
Local Maps