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Dates: 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Silver Spring, MD
Event Name: Matthew Henson Trail
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 116519 2020/Y2695
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K, 11K - 2A
Description: The 4.5 mile long Matthew Henson Trail is named for Maryland native and arctic explorer Matthew Henson. It is an 8-foot-wide (2.4 m) hard surface hiking/biking trail, and was completed in 2009. The trail includes ten-foot-wide boardwalks to protect the most sensitive areas and solar-powered emergency cellular phones. The trailís design and construction were nominated for a Planning & Design Award as part of the 2010 National Trails Awards.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Daily, dawn to dusk.
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: ZZ
Comments: The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch club charges all participants over 12 a $3 fee.
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Contact: Kathy Berry  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)