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Fairland Regional Park Trail Data   
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Fairland Regional Park
Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

13950 Old Gunpowder Road (PG side)
Laurel, MD 20707
General Information: 301-699-2255
3928 Greencastle Road (Montgomery side)
Fairland, MD 20866
Park Manager Office: 301-774-6255
Trail Resource Guide: vacant
Website: http://www.pgparks.com/places/parks/fairland.html and
http://www.mcparkandplanning.org/Parks/park_of_the_day/apr/parkday_apr17.shtm

Location: From Interstate 95, take Exit 29 toward Beltsville. At first light, make a left onto Old Gunpowder Road. Follow Old Gunpowder Road for approximately 1.25 miles. Fairland Regional Park is on the left.

Trailer Parking: There is limited trailer parking available in the turnaround loop of the golf course off Old Gunpowder Rd. This is the preferred place to park.   If that area is filled, there is plenty of parking behind the Ice House and in the parking lots off Greencastle Rd.

Facility/Trail Descriptions: There are 1.4 miles of hard surface trails in the park and more than 3 miles of natural surface trails available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.  Situated in both the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, this Park is the only bi-county park owned by M-NCPPC. The vegetation and wildlife will vary from our other parks due to its unique location. Of the 322 acres on the Montgomery County side, only 39 acres are developed because the area is environmentally sensitive.  The Prince Georges County side of the park has 150 acres of parkland. 

The trails are mostly wooded following a valley stream. Hills are gentle and rolling.  I find there is usually a good 1.5 hours of riding here.  You will probably meet cyclists on the trail as this is one of their favorite locations and have done an exceptional job maintaining the trails.  The cyclists are trail courteous and some of the nicest hard working folks you will ever meet.

There is water for horses in the streams and grazing areas along the paved trails.  Obviously, DO NOT bring your horses onto the playing fields or golf course.

Maps and GPS Data - click below links for the appropriate map or data. Instructions for use of these files will follow.

Parks Map

Aerial Map

Topo and/or Terrain Map

GPX File -  Copy and Paste to your PC for transfer to your own GPS. Consult your GPS documentation for the procedure.

KMZ File - for input into Google Earth. You must download and install the application and then click the kmz link.

 


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