Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County)

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Maryland is home to two Paint Branch Trails, this one in Montgomery County and another farther south in Prince George's County.

This Paint Branch Trail offers a well-shaded, paved pathway stretching 2 miles through the northern end of Silver Spring, from Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park to Fairland Road. The park offers restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic shelters, and athletic facilities.

The trail is easy to follow with gentle grades. An underpass allows trail-goers to safely cross busy East Randolph Road. Views include its namesake stream and historical mills circa the 1700s.

Parking and Trail Access

Ample parking is available in Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park (1120 Jackson Road) at the southern end of the trail. Parking lots are also available in the middle of the trail on both the north and south side of East Randolph Road.


upper Paint Branch Trail

   September, 2016 by emrezai

Loved the paved trail with plenty of shade. Great for a leisurely bike ride. Also enjoyed reading about the historic mills that were located here. read more