|In Short:||Montgomery / 240.498.2412 / 14 mi. / 872 acres / natural|
Woodstock Equestrian Special Park sits in the heart of the scenic Agricultural Reserve, just north of the historic town of Beallsville. The park features 872 acres of rolling farmland and forest, 16 miles of equestrian and hiking trails, three horse-friendly bridges, and two parking lots, with entrances marked by monuments on each side of Route 28.|
The Woodstock arena, cross country course, and trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day. Unless otherwise noted, feel free to use any or all of the park's features. To check the availability of the arena or cross country course, call the Park Permit Office between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 301-495-2525.
The William Rickman Equestrian Center Entrance (on the east side of the park) includes a 230-by-350-foot outdoor riding ring and a 6-acre beginner-novice cross country course which includes bank jumps and a water jump.
Historic buildings pepper the grounds of Woodstock Equestrian Park. Seneca Stone Barn, which was stabilized by the department in 2009, sits on the west side of Route 28 near Wasche Road. The historic structures that make up Brewer Farm, located on the east side of Route 28, were renovated and secured for equipment storage.
|Activities:||horseback riding, hiking.|
|Location:||20207 Darnestown Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20842|
|Length/Surface:||About 21 miles of trails |
This ride covered a distance of 4.1 miles in 1 hours, 17 minutes -- about 3.2 mph.
|Trail Characteristics:||Single track. The terrain is gently rolling with a few hills and stream crossings and many scenic views of the stream and agricultural fields.|
|Drinking Water:||yes, in the parking lots.|
|Water for Horses:||no|
|Access and Parking:||Ample parking for dozens of trailers on both sides of Route 28.|
|Download GPX file.||A GPX file is a GPS exchange format file in the format of an XML file. You can upload it to fitness tracking and mapping sites such as Strava, Gaia GPS or Endomondo, then use the matching app to load it into your smartphone and take it with you on your ride.|
|Download KML file.||A KML file is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard. Get Google Earth free here.|
Created by David Stang and his trusty partner Freckles, using GPS Tracks - http://www.dmsoftwaresolutions.com. Page last updated: January 08, 2018.