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Seneca Bluff Trail

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 3.5 (4)

A newish trail in MoCo offering an alternative to the southern part of the Seneca Greenway Trail


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

Point to Point

286' 87 m

High

204' 62 m

Low

284' 86 m

Up

336' 102 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This trail connects the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath to Seneca Ridge Trail at the intersection with Black Rock Road at Black Rock Mill and runs on the other side of the creek as the Seneca Greenway Trail.

The portion of Seneca Bluffs nearest Rte 28 also has some rock sections which tend to coincide with very small stream crossings. Otherwise, the trail is almost all hard packed dirt and without many tree roots. There are sections that become very muddy, and remain so, for days after rain.

However, much of the trail remains high above Seneca Creek and offers many twists and turns to keep it smooth and fun.

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Shared By:

Pam Smith

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  3.5 from 4 votes

#23125

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  3.5 from 4 votes
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#322

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View from Seneca Bluffs on a snowy morning.
Mar 23, 2016 near Darnestown, MD
Seneca Bluffs trail
Feb 23, 2016 near Darnestown, MD
Seneca Bluffs creek crossing.
Feb 23, 2016 near Darnestown, MD
Muddy when wet.
Feb 23, 2016 near Darnestown, MD

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Mar 21, 2021
Mark Ezrin
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Oct 5, 2019
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