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.
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.