The Rural Legacy: UGRR Experience is a 1.5 mile trail to be used as a self-guided hike through woods and fields that would recreate, at least in part, the experience of escaping on UGRR. The trail begins at a historic brick house built by a Quaker in 1800. The site has ample parking and is publicly owned. There is a unique stone barn near the house that will be a visitor center for the Montgomery County UGRR/Quaker Heritage Cluster. The trail ends at a stream that was used by farms on the outskirts of a Quaker town settled in the 1720s and named for the spring. As much as possible, the trail is made to resemble a trail in the early 1800s with native plants, natural surfaces, a replica wooden bridge over a creek, and no sign of modern life. The terrain includes woodlands, a steep descent to a creek, and a cultivated field. The trail is interpreted with a kiosk at the trailhead, modest signage, tour guides, and a handout. The trail is not handicapped-accessible, but is intended for use by all ages.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: M-NCPPC, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Montgomery, 20910
Contact Information: www.mc-mncppc.org/trails_maps.shtm
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: John Boyd
Location Type: Program