Your Next Fall Hike Isn’t Far from BeechTree
Taking a hike on one of Prince George’s County’s many trails means you can experience all that’s amazing about this time of the year without having a lot of travel time. Let’s take a look at some of Prince George’s County’s top hiking destinations.
- Anacostia Tributary Trail System — Looking to get away from noisy traffic and experience nature? The Anacostia Tributary Trail System is exactly what you’re looking for. This trail network is a link in the national shore-to-shore American Discovery Trail and provides miles of uninterrupted trails along the tributaries of the Anacostia River. Providing opportunities for fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, jogging and more, this trail system traverses a wide variety of natural environments, including woodlands, wetlands and open fields.
- Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail — Extending from Oxon Hill Road across the Potomac River to the Huntington Metro Station in Virginia, this 3.5-mile stretch connects to a plethora of trails in Northern Virginia, including the Mount Vernon Trail.
- Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail — From 1908 through 1935, this trail was the home of a state-of-the-art electric commuter train line that ran through both Bowie and Glenn Dale. Now home to a 5.6-mile path from Route 450 to Glenn Dale, this trail system features a variety of recreational areas, historic sites and communities along the route.
- Henson Creek Trail — Extending from Oxon Hill Road to Temple Hill Road, this trail is a scenic, recreational route through the Henson Creek Stream Valley Park and passes through several parks. Its asphalt surface accommodates hikers, joggers, cyclists and inline skaters alike.