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Hard Rock Trail

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One way

1.6 miles

2.6 km

Difficulty

Easy

Elevation gain

103 ft

32 m

Highest point

535 ft

163 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Elevation loss

-162 ft

-49 m

Max grade

10% (5°)

Elevation loss

-162 ft

-49 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Lowest point

459 ft

140 m


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Black Hill Regional Park, MD

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Shared by Montgomery Parks

Features

Dogs - Leashed  ·  Birding  ·  Fall Colors  ·  Wildlife

Hikes that include this trail

Cabin Branch - Hard Rock Loop

Overview

Hard Rock Trail starts roughly at the Black Hill maintenance yard and traverses the east side of the park before reaching Black Hill Trail close to the visitor center. It's gently rolling, but there aren't many obstacles or steep sections.

This is a multi-use trail, so please be courteous to other users.
Hard Rock Trail starts roughly at the Black Hill maintenance yard and traverses the east side of the park before reaching Black Hill Trail close to the visitor center. It's gently rolling, but there aren't many obstacles or steep sections.

This is a multi-use trail, so please be courteous to other users.

Contacts

Land Manager: Montgomery County, MD - Parks

Shared by Montgomery Parks

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