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Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail

Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail Locator Map

NOTICE: Trail users should be aware of a MD State Highway Administration (SHA) bridge deck replacement project along New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) over Sligo Creek starting in May 2013 through 2014. While the Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail will be open during construction, Sligo Creek Parkway will be closed at New Hampshire Avenue, and no through traffic will be allowed. Detours will be in place for motorists. - posted 5-16-13


This 10.2-mile hard surface trail is one of the oldest in the County.

The trail is the heaviest-used facility in the stream valley park and provides recreation for persons of all ages and abilities. Several paved, and a few unpaved, trails are scattered throughout the park and connect other park facilities, schools and neighborhoods to the main trail.

Unless noted otherwise on the map, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are "Shared by All" trails which includes hikers, bikers and equestrians. Additional information about permitted uses of Park trails is available on our Trail User Information page.

Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail map (pdf)


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This park is located down-county and continues both north and south of the Beltway.

Trail length/surface

The Montgomery County portion of the trail is asphalt, 10.2 miles long and 8 feet wide.

Trail characteristics

The trail has hilly sections and crosses busy streets. At the northern end of the trail, access to Wheaton Regional Park requires traveling on neighborhood streets and crossing Arcola Avenue, a very busy street with no traffic signal.

Drinking water

Yes, at various local parks along the trail route - see map


Yes, at various local parks along the trail route - see map

Access and parking

See map. There are numerous parking lots along the trail. Most offer access to the trails.


Park Managers Office: 301-650-2600.

Date of last update: September 12, 2013