Bicycling: Millennium Trail, Rockville, Maryland

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Bicycling Ride Description

A bicyclist’s version of the beltway, this picturesque loop trail is within 2 miles of any Rockville neighborhood. While shorter out-and-back trips can be planned anywhere along the route, the entire loop is flat and makes an easy family excursion. Since it rings the city, it takes you through both old and new neighborhoods. You’ll also pass wetlands and quiet ponds in the Fallsgrove area. Have kids keep their eyes open for various critters here, including the occasional shy coyote.

Driving Directions

The trail runs along several main Rockville roads: Gude Drive, First Street, and Wooton Parkway. Pick up the southern end of the trail at Route 355 and First Street; the northern end at Gude Drive and Route 355. From the west, pick up the trail at Darnestown Road and Wooton Parkway; from the east, at Norbeck Road and First Street. Free parking is available on any public road or lot unless otherwise indicated.


There are three major road crossings, all with signal lights: at Route 355 and Gude Drive, at Viers Mill Road and First Street, and at Route 355 and Wooton Parkway. Restrooms are available at the many commercial establishments along the trail.

Trip Report Essentials

Location: Bailey's Crossroads, College Park, Fairfax, Rockville
Terrain: Paved path
Distance: 10.6-mile loop; no elevation gain.

Why this ride?

A convenient, safe, urban trail with little traffic.
Be sure to bring these necessities along on your ride: For a complete day cycling checklist, visit Expert Advice on

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