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Explore the best rated trails in Lexington Park, MD, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Fairfax County Parkway Trail and Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail . With more than 26 trails covering 158 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
As others have said - this trail is very bumpy. Much of the trail still has railroad ties going across it. I did on a touring bike and even deflated the tires partway into the trail. I still called it after 8 miles. Just not much fun. Hope they will improve it a bit sometime because I lived the countryside and overhanging tree branches etc. Really beautiful. Good walking trail or mountain bikes.
This is a good trail with the satisfying distance. Beware, there are quite a few bumps in the pavement that could use some repair work.
This is a well-paved, short trail. Nice for a quick outing.
We just got back from a ride. Parked at the north end of the trail, and rode to the southern end and back. Took a detour through the new John F. Ford park, which was a nice surprise. Except for a few tree root speed bumps and some hickory nuts, the paved trail was in very good condition. More than half is shaded in the afternoon. Passed a few pedestrians, but had the trail mostly to ourselves. Not a trail to go speed riding, as there are frequent gates at road crossings.
Flat long (13 miles) and smooth. Take a break from the traffic and go for a ride.
Four of us ONLY rode this trail between rte 605 (Western End Trailhead Parking) eastbound to rte 609 (crossing/Trailhead Parking) and return. Found many exposed tree roots, hazardous rusting railroad tracks, perpendicular decaying railroad ties and loose gravel resulting in a very bumpy and stressful ride. (With proper funding, this trail has enormous potential). Considering this Rails to Trail’s current condition, I would not use a road bike or trike and would be very cautious with a hybrid . I’d highly suggest a mountain bike with front fork suspension on Dahlgren Trail, considering it’s current condition! It’s has the potential to be an awesome 15+ mile Rail Trail!
Found this trail geocaching. It’s paved and beautiful view of a part of the city I had not seen.
I started midway and headed east. The detour puts you out behind the church (2 miles before the Sheets endpoint) and then you're on your own. I went to the main road then took a right back towards where the trail was and never found it. I thought the Karoo was confused because of the detour. If I could zoom out on the karoo I'd have seen the route turns at the gate behind the church. Just check the map for this detail before embarking. the bumps aren't as bad as I was lead to believe, actually below standard bumpiness. The gravel is pea gravel, a bit thick in stretches so it slows you a bit. 2 deer 2 blue herons, 1 box turtle in 18 miles round trip.
Loved this trail ride. Stayed cool on a hot day with all the canopy of greenery. Started in the nature park at west trail head and travelled east to Royal Farms. So many changes in scenery along the way. Well marked which is always a bonus. Would definitely recommend!!
This was my wife and I first time on this trail, we parked in the over flow parking lot I guess you don't have to pay to park in this lot where as the other lot it $2.50 hour. This is a 6 mile trail one way at the end is the Eastern Bay the Romancoke Pier, there is a restroom facility and soda machines at the end and places to sit and rest. Along the trail it is paved and one wooden bridge that you cross, there is also a golf course on this route. We rode to the end and then on our way back we rode down some of the side streets to see the homes, there were a few others riding bikes and some walking and jogging. over all a nice quick ride.
We did four miles yesterday and only saw four other bikers. Great flat path the shrubs and small trees along the path are beautiful but in some areas we had to go around because branches are growing over the path so if this isn’t maintained Mother Nature will take over and the path will be unusable and I would hate to see that happen! I don’t want to have to carry a machetes with me next time
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