Birding · Wildlife
Open from dawn to dusk, year-round. America the Beautiful passes are available to purchase from the Visitor Center - Ranger Station, which is open seven days a week from 8 am to 3:45 pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day).
Loop through this wooded gem to escape the surrounding urban developments for a great workout or leisurely stroll.
Need to Know
Check the NPS website
for current conditions regarding road construction which may affect accessing the trails. Open to pedestrians and equestrians.
It's all runnable and really a pleasant loop.
Greenbelt is the tiniest National Park and is a fascinating thing. Visually, you're rolling through a mid-Atlantic deciduous forest on nice singletrack. Your ears tell a different story, as you can usually hear the traffic from the nearby major roads, particularly the B-W Parkway. Still, this trail is a worthwhile getaway, and nary a bit of pavement in sight once you're in the park.
Flora & Fauna
Deer, squirrels, and the usual suspects. Beware of ticks.
History & Background
The NPS acquired the Greenbelt Park land in 1950.
Shared By: Eric Coppock
by stephanie young