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  • Resources & Infrastructure
  • Paint Branch Trail
  • Northeast Branch Trail
  • Northwest Branch Trail
  • Sligo Creek Trail

Resources & Infrastructure

Here are a list of resources that can connect you to information about local trails, commuter routes, and cycling clubs around the area.

Organizations

Exploring the Area

 

Paint Branch Trail

Length: 3.5 miles
Route: Starts at Lake Artemesia and goes North to Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park
Paved.

Northeast Branch Trail

Length: 3.5 miles
Route: Starts at Lake Artemesia and goes South
Connects to Northwest Branch Trail.

 

Northwest Branch Trail

Length 7 miles
Route: Starts at intersection of University Blvd East and W Park Drive, goes North and South

Note: The best way to get to this trail is University Blvd East. You are on roads for less than a mile, but you should be comfortable biking on busy roads. The trail is after a steep downhill and a flat (fun!). Turn south (left) and you will eventually connect with the Northeast branch trail, forming a nice loop. The South side of the trail is also better maintained than the North side.

 

Sligo Creek Trail

Length: 10.2 miles
Route: Starts at Northwest Branch Trail, follows creek Northwest past Silver Spring almost to Wheaton Regional Park.
Note: A fun trail with lots of bridges crossing over the creek.  This trail will lead you to Silver Spring

 

Cycling Clubs in the Area

Links to DC Bike Culture Events