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blue Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

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Trail

12.0 mile 19.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 51' 16 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 261' 80 m
Low: 14' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Grant Dong

This path is part of the Anacostia Trail System and heads from Wheaton-Glenmont to Hyattsville.

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Runner Notes

The Rachel Carson Greenway Trail starts off as a hiking path so the running here is very technical, be prepared to slow down a lot.

Description

This trail is on the eastern side of the stream, as opposed to the Northwest Branch Trail. The two trails split right at the beginning. Simply follow the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail across the creek onto this hiker-only trail.

The trail starts out with a bang throwing rocks and uneven trail at you from the gun. Eventually, the trail becomes smoother after it crosses Colevsville road and is paved after it crosses the Capitol Beltway.

Here is the Trail map courtesy of Montgomery County Parks

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