Magruder Branch Trail Extension (P098706)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Damascus
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation: Impact None
  • Status: Planning Stage




This project adds 3/4 mile of hard surface trail in Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park Unit #2 from Valley Park Drive to the Damascus Town Center. This segment meets with the existing 3.1 mile trail that runs from Damascus Recreational Park north, thereby providing an eight foot wide hard surface trail through wooded stream valley that connects Damascus Recreational Park to the Damascus Town Center. This new trail segment includes one bridge and 1,300 feet of boardwalk through sensitive areas, as well as road crossing improvements at Bethesda Church Road.


Valley Park Drive, Damascus MD 20872

Estimated Schedule

Design and construction commence beyond the six year period.

Cost Change

Project delayed to beyond the six years.


Facility plan approved by Montgomery County Planning Board, October 2007. Countywide Trails Plan as amended in September 2008.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project. M-NCPPC (A13) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, Maryland Department of the Environment, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery County Department of Transportation