|In Short:||Montgomery / 301.670.8080 / 6+ mi. / 650 acres / natural|
This park is one of the county's premier conservation areas and Best Natural Areas with 6+ miles of natural surface trails for hiking and equestrian use.
The park honors America's outstanding writer, environmental activist and County resident by conserving 650 acres in the Brookeville area of Montgomery County. Like other M-NCPPC conservation parks, Rachel Carson Conservation Park contains some of the best examples of park natural resources in Montgomery County, Maryland and remains undeveloped.
It is also the proposed northern terminus for the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail. Some educational interpretive signs relating to our County's environmental, historical and cultural heritage have been installed along the existing trail corridor.
The Rachel Carson Greenway will eventually join together the Rachel Carson Conservation Park, the Underground Railroad Experience Trail, and Northwest Branch.
|Activities:||Horseback riding, hiking. Dogs permitted.|
|Location:||22201 Zion Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833|
|Length/Surface:||4-6 miles of natural surface trails The trail below is about 3.66 miles in length.|
|Trail Characteristics:||Single track, modified loop. Easy. Wooded.|
|Water for Horses:||yes, from Hawlings River.|
|Access and Parking:||A substantial parking lot at the Zion Rd. entrance enables easy parking for vehicles, and horse trailers.|
|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.|
* This page is under development. A Google map and photos are to come.Created with AllTrails.com. Page last updated: January 08, 2018.