photo by mk30

This is a popular trail that runs along the Northwest Branch river. This is a popular trail for dogs and kids.

Here is the official site for this trail.

Getting there & maps

There is a parking lot and trailhead on Colesville Road (just north of Four Corners) across the street from the Trader Joe's.

From the trailhead you can either go north or south. If you go north, there are trails on both sides of the river. The trail is not very difficult, but it does have gentle ups and downs allowing for various views of the river and surrounding forest.

Here is the trail map.

Fun Facts

the Northwest Branch river. (photo by mk30)giant quartzes! (photo by mk30)


mica in a rock on the trail. (photo by mk30)mica bits in the folds of the bark of this tree. (photo by mk30)