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Little Bennet Regional Park

posted Aug 1, 2011, 5:16 AM by brian talbert   [ updated Aug 1, 2011, 6:07 AM ]
Just across the Frederick County / Montgomery County park lies Little Bennet Regional Park.   This park has quite a few trails, including several designated for horse use.   Our group was able to hike with a Special Use Permit, though I'm hopeful that we'll work out an arrangement with the park for a more permanent access arrangement.

This particular hike was a loop beginning at the horse trailer parking area on Prescott Road.   We began on Pine Grove Trail on the north side of the Parking area, which connected us to Timber Ridge Trail, heading South-East.    West onto Browning Run Trail with a connection to Wester Piedmont and then back to the Parking area via Dark Branch Trail.

Overall, the trails were in great shape and well maintained.    Until Dark Branch Trail, the trails were well marked and intersections pretty obvious.    Dark Branch, though, needs some blazing as there are a few unmapped intersections that could lead you astray.   Luckily, the trail was more or less a straight shot towards to the parking area so with a bearing back to our start, we could determine which trail made the most sense.

In all, the hike was an easy to moderate 4 mile hike with minor elevation change and good trail surface.

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