Montgomery County, MD

Photo Courtesy of Martin Fernandez


The Seneca Bluffs trail starts from Black Rock Mill in the opposite direction from the Seneca Ridge Trail towards Route 28 and ends at Old River Road. Continuing acrossRiver Road will take you to the Potomac river and the C & O Canal path. It is an out and back trail system about 8 miles long. Be advised that there is a creek crossing midway through the trail which can be dangerous during periods of high water. Stepping stones are in place for a dry feet option. The trail follows the Seneca Creek along the ridge and offers scenic views of the creek below.

The Seneca Bluffs Trail was the result of true cooperation from a coalition of hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.

Conceived in 2011, MORE volunteers worked tirelessly to get the trail ready for the 2012 MoCo Epic. In 2014, the club received approval to extend the trail an additional 2.5 miles to be ready for the 2014 MoCo Epic. This trail can be ridden as a simple out and back, or combined with the Seneca Ridge Trail (SRT) for additional Mileage.

The Seneca Bluffs Trail can be ridden as an out and back starting from Black Rock Mill or from its southern Terminus at River Rd. and Old River Road. The Seneca Bluffs trail and the Seneca Ridge Trail are often combines in the popular MoCo Southern loop, an epic ride that includes portions of Schaffer, Muddy Branch and the C&O Canal.



Donations made through this page go directly to western Montgomery County trails system* and its trail liaisons to purchase materials, tools and hire the expertise necessary to help us maintain and sustain world class trails in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.

$10 Minimum Donation. Please change the quantity to increase your donation.

* Includes the following trail systems: Schaeffer Farm, Seneca Ridge, Seneca Bluffs, Muddy Branch, Seneca Greenway, Greenway South, Black Hill, Clopper Lake, Hoyles Mill/Diabase, Little Bennett, Pepco Trail

The Seneca Bluffs Traill is suitable for advanced beginners and riders with intermediate abilities . MORE subscribes to IMBA's trail difficulty ratings

MORE Volunteers donated 63 hours of their time during 2018 to help maintain the Seneca Bluffs Trail.

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