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
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
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.
Topo and/or Terrain Map
GPX File - Copy and Paste to
your PC for transfer to your own GPS. Consult your GPS documentation for
KMZ File - for input into Google
Earth. You must download
and install the application and then click the kmz link.