Silver Spring, Maryland
Northwest Branch/Rachel Carson Trail
Northwest Branch/Rachel Carson Trail is a 7.5 miles (17,000-step) route located near Silver Spring, Maryland. This route has an elevation gain of about 377.2 ft and is rated as medium. Find more routes like this on the Pacer App.
This is a beautiful hike work some water crossings and a couple of rock scrambles. Start on the south side, the Northwest Branch Trail, then cross over the bridge and come down the Rachel Carson Trail. It's easier to follow that way. Right now, the trail has been freshly maintained and the wild flowers are out. It's perfect!