Black Hill Trail

Maryland

Black Hill Trail Facts

States: Maryland
Counties: Montgomery
Length: 4.3 miles
Trail end points: Wisteria Drive and Lake Ridge Drive
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Dirt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8099264
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Black Hill Trail Description

Black Hill Trail offers a wooded trek with gentle inclines through Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The trail is primarily paved, though a short section in the middle is unpaved and rocky.

A good place to begin your journey is at the park's visitor center, where you'll find parking, restrooms, picnic areas, and a fishing pier. From there, the trail winds through oak and hickory trees between Little Seneca Lake and Little Seneca Creek. Add to your adventure by renting a boat and following the water trail on the lake, or exploring one of the park's natural-surface trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

An alternative starting point is Crystal Rock Drive on the eastern side of the park. From the parking area, you’ll see the entrance to the park’s Crystal Rock Trail, which takes you a couple hundred yards west to where it joins the Black Hill Trail. This approach is shorter and closer to visitors coming from Washington, DC.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the Black Hill Regional Park visitor center at 20930 Lake Ridge Drive in Boyds.

Alternatively, if you’re coming from Washington, DC, you can get off I-270 (Eisenhower Memorial Highway) at Father Hurley Boulevard, head south, and take the first right turn on Crystal Rock Drive; drive to the end of the road and park. From the parking area, you’ll see the entrance to the park’s Crystal Rock Trail, which leads to the Black Hill Trail after a short distance.

Black Hill Trail Reviews

For biking it is very hilly. There are a lot of people on the trails. It is hard to park since it is a very popular park. if you like a leisurely pace then this place is good for you. If you are a hardcore biker that wants to race, this is not the place for you.

This is a lovely, lovely trail that always lifts my spirits and reminds me how much beauty there is in nature. However, you must beware of bikers. It's been my experience over several years of hiking here that cyclists generally do NOT use bells, horns, voices, or anything else audible to alert hikers of their oncoming presence. Keep your eyes open, hikers! And enjoy.

You certainly can start your bike ride at the Visitors Center on top of the hill but another alternative is get off of Rt. 270 at Father Hurley Blvd and head south and take the first right turn on Crystal Rock Drive and drive to the end and park. There you will see the entrance to the Crystal Rock Trail which takes you a couple of hundred yards to where it joins the Black Rock Trail along the lake to the south or left. This approach is shorter and closer to DC than driving out to Clarksburg and avoids having to bike up a long hill after you bike around the eastern side of the lake. Youker

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