Sligo Creek Trail

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Sligo Creek Trail
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Sligo Creek Trail, Forest Glen, Maryland.
Length 10.2 mi (16.4 km)
Location Sligo Creek, Montgomery County, Maryland
Trailheads Carole Highlands, Maryland
Wheaton, Maryland
Use Walking, jogging, biking
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Easy, level, ADA accessible
Season Year-round
Months Year-round
Surface Asphalt

Sligo Creek Trail is a paved hiker-biker trail running along Sligo Creek in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Most of the trail passes through tree-filled parkland. The trail and surrounding park is a popular place for locals to jog, walk, bicycle, roller-skate, and take their children to the playground. Many local families enjoy picnicking at one of the 15 picnic areas along the trail.

Where's the trail?[edit]

Heading upstream from southeast (closest to DC) to northwest (farthest from DC):

The Prince George's County section is about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) long. It begins at the intersection with the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, crosses Riggs Road, passes behind the Parklawn Community Recreational Center, crosses East-West Highway and ends in Carole Highlands.

The Montgomery County section is about 7.3 miles (11.7 km) long. It begins in Carole Highlands and ends inside the Wheaton Regional Recreation Park (WRRP).

Between Carole Highlands and WRRP, Sligo Creek Trail crosses (in this order):

  • New Hampshire Avenue
  • (passes underneath Carroll Avenue)
  • Maple Avenue
  • Piney Branch Road
  • Wayne Avenue
  • Colesville Road
  • (passes underneath the Capital Beltway)
  • Forest Glen Road
  • Dennis Avenue
  • University Boulevard
  • (gets across Arcola Avenue via a trail connector)

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