The TravelingWrite Adventure Team was among the many that set out this past weekend to see it for ourselves. It was rumored that Spring was really here! With so many tourist still patiently waiting out the blossoms of those beloved trees along The Washington Tidal Basin, we decided to go someplace a little less congested, and no less beautiful. We headed to Sligo Creek Trail.
Sligo Creek trail is a paved hiker/biker trail that runs along Sligo Creek in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Heading upstream from southeast (closest to Washington, DC), to northwest (farthest from Washington, DC), the trail covers its Prince George’s County Maryland side for about 1.6 miles. The trail begins at the intersection of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, crossing Riggs Road, East-West Highway, ending Carole Highlands.
The Montgomery County Maryland section is about 7.3 miles long and begins at Carole Highlands, passes New Hampshire Ave, passes underneath Carroll Ave, passes Maple Avenue, Piney Branch Road, Wayne Avenue, Colesville Road, underneath the Capital Beltway, passing Forest Glen Road, Dennis Avenue, University Boulevard, then crossing Arcola Avenue.
The trail and its surrounding parks are very popular with local walkers, hikers, joggers, bikers, and roller-skaters. It is also very family-friendly with playgrounds and 15 picnic areas along the trail.
So, get up early, go out and enjoy this treasure. We suggest bug repellant, sunblock and a bottle, or two of water.
Happy trails to you!