Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County)

Maryland

Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County) Facts

States: Maryland
Counties: Montgomery
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park (off Jackson Rd.) and Fairland Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7500585
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County) Description

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.

Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County) Reviews

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.

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