Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail



Trail Location: Watkins Mill Rd Germantown, MD 20876

Trail Length: 7.8 miles one way.

Counties: Montgomery

Trail Surface(s): Hard and natural.

Trail Description:

Hilly and steep in sections; includes stream crossing (bridge will be provided at later date) and natural rock bridge. Path is blazed with blue markers on trees.

This 7.8-mile natural surface trail offers views of the Great Seneca Creek, traverses beautiful upland woodlands, provides a spectacular overlook of the stream valley and includes a natural rock bridge near Watkins Mill Road. Historic points of interest include the former sites of Middlebrook Mills and the Watkins Mill. The mill race associated with Watkins Mill can still be seen.

This trail is part of the larger Seneca Creek Greenway Trail (SCGT), planned as a 25 mile greenway connection between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers. The lower section of the trail, located in Seneca Creek State Park south of MD 355, is 16.2 miles in length.

Unless noted otherwise on the map, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are “Shared by All” trails which includes hikers, bikers, and equestrians.

Parking and Trail Access: Large parking lot with trail information at Route 355 entrance. If traveling south along Md 355 to get to Rt. 355 entrance, there is a median preventing direct left-hand turn into parking lot. Proceed to Game Preserve Road and turn at median break. A large parking lot is also located at Watkins Mill Trail entrance.

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