Magruder Branch Trail

Maryland

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Magruder Branch Trail Facts

States: Maryland
Counties: Montgomery
Length: 3.45 miles
Trail end points: Shelldrake Circle and Shelldrake Ct and Damascus Recreational Park, Kings Valley Rd
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Boardwalk
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9244254
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Magruder Branch Trail Description

This 3.45-mile paved trail follows the Magruder Branch creek, beginning at the Damascus Recreational Park on Kings Valley Road. It’s a relatively flat trail for most of its length, barring the steeper segments near the northern and southern ends of the route. Boardwalks provide crossing points across the wetlands, and the mature forests provide ample opportunities for birding and wildlife encounters. Enjoy a variety of experiences along the pathway, including open fields, marsh and quality woodland.

At its southern terminus, on Valley Park Road, the trail eventually joins the Lower Magruder Trail, a 3.3-mile unpaved track that in turn, links to the Seneca Greenway Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the southern trailhead, begin on I-270 heading west, take exit 18, Stringtown Road to Frederick Road (State Route 355). Turn right into to Frederick Road, the continue of Foreman Boulevard. Take Little Seneca Parkway to Ridge Road (SR 27). Turn right onto Kings Valley Road. Damascus Recreational Park (23723 Kings Valley Road, Damascus) has three entrances. Pass the tall sculpture, take the third left turn into the park leading to baseball fields 1&2. The trailhead is on the left side at the end of the lot. Various amenities are available at the park including water fountains, restroom, picnic facilities and parking.

Additional parking might be found close to the northern trailhead on Valley Park Drive (limited spaces) and Bethesda Church Road (on-street parking).

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