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Black Horse Trail (Central)

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

An amalgamation of historic farm roads, this is a pleasant bridle path.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

99%

Runnable

193' 59 m

High

145' 44 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

69' 21 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Runner Notes

This longer trail is heavily shaded and leads through the center of the park.

Description

This trail is one of the most historic in the park, combining historic farming roads with early conservation efforts. The trail was originally a grouping of farm roads, which were repurposed as bridle paths in the early development of the park at the turn of the 20th century.

Today, the trail is mostly a doubletrack and is a major north to south connector within the park. The route follows along various creek drainages, and because of this there are multiple sections where the route will be muddy or marshy. There will also be multiple creek crossings, and bridges have been built to aid in the crossing. Any portions of the trail that become steep are accompanied by handrails.

Flora & Fauna

Local forest flora is present, including towering Oak and Tulip trees.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mikhaila Redovian

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Cross-country skier in Rock Creek Park.
Mar 8, 2016 near Washington, DC

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