McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Poolesville, Maryland 20837

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area is unique for its alternating fields and woodlands set along the banks of the Potomac River."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press)
Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper
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"Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area where careful hikers can roam a splendid expanse of bird-rich crop fields, wetlands, woodlands, and hedgerows. Please note that you can easily get into grassy areas that are difficult to navigate, so it is best to stay on well-groomed terrain. This 5.1-mile hike samples the WMA’s fields, woodlands, hedgerows, and adjoining areas. Because the fields rotate each year, it is possible that an appropriate trailhead may be relocated. You should look carefully at the map to plan your route as not all trails connect." Read more

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area Reviews

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8/2/2008
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1/5/2008
Trail experience was limited by storm damage. The trail to the falls was closed due to storm damage. There was a lot of deadfall on the trail.
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12/30/2004
This is a beautiful trail with lots of variety. There is a hearty incline at about 3 miles in and about 7 miles in, so pace yourself.
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Trail Information

Poolesville
Nearby City
6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3.0 hours
Duration
Spring to Fall
Season
Hunting, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
USGS: Sterling
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018