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The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple Hills. The trail follows the course of Henson Creek for its entire route.
Extending from Temple Hill Road southward to Oxon Hill Road, the trail passes through Henson Creek Neighborhood Park, crosses Brinkley Road through the Henson Creek Stream Valley Park, and then passes Rosecroft Raceway—a historic harness racing track—and a number of residential neighborhoods. Heading south into the Tucker Road Ice Rink and Athletic Complex parking lot, turn south onto Tucker Road for a brief jog before turning west onto Ferguson Lane at the Tucker Road Community Center. Make an immediate right to reunite with the Henson Creek Trail.
After crossing under busy Indian Head Highway/State Route 210, the trail reaches its southern terminus at Oxon Hill Road (located about 1 mile south of the new National Harbor development). A grassy shoulder immediately adjacent to the paved trail accommodates equestrian users for the entire length of the greenway, but beware: Erosion is affecting portions of the route and caution should be exercised at all times.
Parking for the Henson Creek Trail can be found at its northern endpoint in the recreational park off Temple Hill Road (just south of Henderson Road). The large athletic complex on Tucker Road north of Ferguson Lane also contains a parking lot with ample space.
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