Rachel Carson Greenway

Rachel Carson Conservation Park, Maryland 20833

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain192ft
Trailhead Elevation516ft
Top572ft
Elevation Min/Max456/572ft
Elevation Start/End516/516ft

Rachel Carson Greenway

Rachel Carson Greenway is a hiking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Rachel Carson Conservation Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 516 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 192 feet. Along the trail there is a wood. The trail ends near the Forest Birds information and the Bird house bird house. This trail connects with the following: River Otter Trail and Fern Valley Trail.

Rachel Carson Greenway Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"Tucked away in a rural section of Montgomery County, Rachel Carson Conservation Park is a hidden gem mostly used by local residents. The park is quiet and offers easy hiking trails with slight inclines and varying scenery. This small park honors Rachel Carson, the writer, environmental activist, and Montgomery County resident, by conserving 650 acres in the Brookeville area.

As the trail starts, you will be walking along Fox Meadow Loop, a wide grassy path along an open meadow with bird feeder boxes—a walk in these woods may offer a chance to see and hear forest birds such as the Kentucky warbler and ovenbird. The trails are well marked, and county volunteers do a good job at maintaining this lightly used recreation area. The trail is open to horses."

"With 6 miles of compact dirt trails for hiking and equestrian use, Rachel Carson Conservation Park boasts four distinct ecosystems: forest, stream, pond, and meadow."

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Trail Information

Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Nearby City
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Swimming, Birding
Additional Use
Montgomery Parks, 301-495-2595
Local Contacts
Montgomery Parks, montgomeryparks.org
Local Maps