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Hoyles Mill Trail

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Connector trail between two recreation areas
Near:Gaithersburg, MD
Distance:7.8 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:166 ft
Hike Time:3.5 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: This trail in Montgomery County, MD. that connects the Black Hill Regional Park with the South Germantown Recreational Park (Maryland SoccerPlex) and nearby Schaeffer Farm trail system. The hike is an easy one and includes the blocked-off Hoyle's Mill Road. An excellent map is available at
A newly constructed bridge crosses Little Seneca Creek replacing the old deep ford and/or bumpy log crossing.
On weekends, the South Germantown Rec Park will be full of soccer-mom-mobiles and parking is scarce. Parking on White Ground Road or Rte 121 are best.

Trailhead: Trail may be entered from either end. To reach Black Hill Regional Park, use Exit 18 from Interstate 270 going west onto Clarksburg Road, MD Rte 121 West. Follow the signs to the park entrance or continue on Rte 121. After crossing the bridge over Littleel Seneca Lake, park along the road. Pass under the railroad overpass to reach the marked trailhead on Rte 117. Use caution. To reach the South Germantown Recreational Park, use Exit 15A from Interstate 270 west onto Germantown Road, Rte 118 West. Turn right at the light onto Richter Farm Road. Turn left onto Schaeffer Road. The South Germantown Rec Park (MD SoccerPlex) is on the right. Park in the back to find the trailhead. (Lat:39.18765 Lon:-77.3116)
Trail Guides for Hoyles Mill Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: SmartParks: (301) 670-8080. Park Police emergency: (301) 949-3010
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Richard Denton, who has posted  22 other hikes on this site
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