Paint Branches


A low key meander through eastern Montgomery County and western Prince George’s, including nearly all of the disconnected bits of the very lovely Paint Branch trail. ¬†Stop in Riverdale or Hyattsville for good beer or good coffee before you get back on the train.

I forgot my camera for this ride, so all I have is this slightly blurry phone photo.

Note that in Fairland Park there are a couple of singletrack loops. We tried one, but ended up bailing. The trail surface had enough roots and rocks that you’d probably want a mountain bike to really enjoy it.

Important Reminder

Metro does not allow bikes during rush hour on weekdays. If you are planning to catch the train home after a non-weekend day of riding, make sure you do so before 4pm or after 7pm. I made this mistake. I wouldn't recommend it.