Black Hill Regional Park: Hoyles Mill Trail

Black Hill Regional Park: Hoyles Mill Trail, Montgomery County, MD, USA

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Overview

In Short:9.2 mi. out and back.
Summary:Hoyles Mill Trail is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Boyds, Maryland and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

This is a new trail in Montgomery County that connects the Black Hill Regional Park with the South Germantown Recreational Park (Maryland SoccerPlex) and nearby Schaeffer Farm trail system. The hike is an easy one and includes the blocked-off Hoyle's Mill Road.

The only difficult part is the ford crossing Little Seneca Creek. Bicycles can make it by hugging the downstream side of the ford. The ford is too deep and too swift for hikers, even in low-water conditions. Hikers should travel upstream about 100 paces and find the fallen log over the creek.
Activities:horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking.
Location:Clarksburg Rd, Boyds, MD 20841

Access points:
  • Clarksburg Rd between Ridgeoak Dr and Top Ridge Dr.
  • The boat ramp in Black Hill Regional Park on Black Hill Rd.
  • South Germantown Recreation Park by the driving range.
  • The parking lot at the south end of the hard surface portion of the trail within Hoyles Mill Conservation Park. This is an old road bed and is accessible by sturdy wheel chair. The surface is packed gravel - not pavement.
Located in northwestern Montgomery County, the trail travels south from Black Hill Regional Park through Boyds Local Park and Hoyles Mill Conservation Park - one of our Best Natural Areas, to South Germantown Recreation Park and then Seneca Creek State Park where it terminates at Schaeffer Farms in Seneca Creek State Park.
Length/Surface:9.2 mi. out and back. 4.4 miles of natural trail, 1.8 miles of hard surface trails. The trail below is about 8.85 miles in length.
Trail Characteristics:From the north, the trail will switch from natural to hard surface along Black Hill Rd and then Clarksburg Rd. across the bridge over Little Seneca Lake and then across Clopper Rd into Boyd's Local Park. From Boyd's LP you will continue south into Hoyles Mill Conservation Park on a natural surface and then along Hoyles Mill Rd on a packed gravel path. The trail will turn right onto a natural surface again and take you to the South Germantown Rec. Park.
Drinking Water:Yes, at. Black Hill Regional and South Germantown Recreational Parks
Restroom:Yes, at. Black Hill Regional and South Germantown Recreational Parks
Access and Parking:Several lots: Clarksburg Rd between Ridgeoak Dr and Top Ridge Dr.; The boat ramp in Black Hill Regional Park on Black Hill Rd.; South Germantown Recreation Park by the driving range.;. The parking lot at the south end of the hard surface portion of the trail within Hoyles Mill Conservation Park is an old road bed and is accessible by sturdy wheel chair. The surface is packed gravel - not pavement.
More Information:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/maryland/hoyles-mill-trail

SmartParks: 301.670.8080 for non-emergency & trail maintenance. Black Hill Visitor Center - 301-972-3476


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