I'm looking for a good trail run in the Rockville/Gaithersburg area. Something in the 15 mile range. Any one got any good recs?
Hi Andre- I'm Elaine and lead the MoCo Region for DC Tri :) When you said "trail", do you mean paved? or natural surfaces?
There's lots of options in the Rockville/Gburg area...
I'd prefer natural surfaces. A 10 - 15 mile loop would be perfect. Thanks!
There's 2 popular natural surface trails in this area:
Seneca Trail: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/senecaguide.html
Schaeffer Farms (very popular local for MTBs):
I haven't ran Seneca before, but have biked Schaeffer many times. Schaeffer is great and well maintained.
Little Bennett Regional Park isn't too far from you, either. 20+ miles of trails up there. here's a map from EX2's 10K. If you stick to the perimeter, you could get something in the 15mi range.
Another fun option is the Seneca Greenway Trail. Trail running from Riley's Lock on the C&O canal up to Damascus. There is a marathon and 50k held on the trail annually.