Northwest Branch and Rachel Carlson Trail, Silver Spring

Directions: Off route 29 (Colesville RD) near the Trader Joes, Burnt Mills BP and the Starbucks. People from the area will know this. About a mile down from University Blvd.

Trail Information: great trail that feels incredibly remote for being so close to downtown DC. You can get in a 7.0 mile loop and see very few people. Many side trails that allow you to up the distance if you want. Go during the week and you might not see another person.

Chris Daw