Summary: This is a pleasant out-and-back walk that demonstrates typical terrain faced by escaped slaves making their way to freedom on the underground railroad. Features of the trail are marked by the little white signs shown in the picture. These sign are the only markings on the trail and one must be careful not to wander off on one of the many unmarked side trails.
If you elect to walk up Meeting House Road, please observe silence near the Friends Meeting House if it's Sunday. The road is private property.
A map, directions, and background infomration are available at www.mc-mncppc.org/trails
Trailhead: Trailhead is located at Woodlawn Manor, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy spring, MD, 20860. Phone (301) 299-5026. Ample parking is available. Just follow the signs. (Lat:39.12831 Lon:-77.02564)
Trail Guides for Underground Railroad Experience Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Park Manager: (301) 774-6255
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Richard Denton, who has posted 18 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by GMom Willow on 8/20/2012
Error: Reserved Word Found: @
Reviewed by alexandra on 11/18/2008
not ver good for school work like HISTORY!!!!
Reviewed by Viewer on 5/12/2008
its the best
Reviewed by RJD on 3/15/2008
The proper address is Woodlawn Manor, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD,
Reviewed by Foht Family on 1/12/2008
This was nice little hike, The trail head phamplet, is very informative and educational. I would reccomed this trail for anyone with children who are learning about the underground railroad. Between the phamplet and the scenery you get a small feed of what escaped slaves would have gone through. Tony, Stacy, Madison and Sammy
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