If you and your furever furiend are looking for a nice new place to hike in the Cabin John, Maryland area, this one may be furfect for you. The Cabin John Stream Valley Trail is a pawpular 17.6-mile total out and back hike that is dog furiendly so you and your pupster can enjoy the trail as long as you keep them on a leash. Make sure you bring along some plastic baggies to pick up after your canine kid, and some water to share.
You and your furry family member will start out your journey at the entrance to the Cabin John Regional Park on Goya Drive and Tuckerman Lane as it takes you through the park, down some city streets and urban areas, to the playground area in Cabin John Community Park on MacArthur Boulevard. You and your poochie will travel along the Cabin John Creek throughout much of the trail, and will come upon several bridges for you and Fifi to cross.
Most of this pawpular trail is natural surface like dirt or gravel, but other areas are paved such as the streets that you have to follow several times along the path. South of the River Road, the path is only open to hikers (no bikes), and that is the most rugged and beautiful area where you and your fur buddy will likely run into some forest critters like squirrels, deer, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, and chipmunks.
Although some of the trail consists of paved roads that connect one area of the trail to the other, the majority of it is wooded and takes you through the middle of sycamore, beech, and oak trees with plenty of delightful meadows of vibrantly colored wildflowers and grasses. You and your canine companion are going to love this pawfectly peaceful path and will want to come back again and again.