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Henson Creek Trail, MD
Trail Location: (in southwestern Prince George's County) Temple Hill Road southward to Oxon Hill Road
Trail Length: 5.8 miles
Counties: Prince George's
Nearby Towns: Oxon Hill, Fort Washington, Tantallon, Friendly & Camp Springs, MD; Alexandria, VA; Washington, DC
Activities: Walking, Horseback Riding, Biking, In-line Skating, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface(s): Asphalt
Trail Description: Located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, Henson Creek Trail is
currently 5.8 miles long. The trail (also known as the Matthew Henson Greenway) is a stream valley greenway running
between the Suitland Parkway and the Potomac River. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
owns the majority of the corridor. The greenway provides water quality and resource protection benefits and a connection
to the Potomac Scenic Heritage Trail. A 5.8 mile hiker/biker/equestrian trail exists in this corridor, with an estimated three
miles to be completed.
Extending from Temple Hill Road southward to Oxon Hill Road, the trail goes through Henson Creek Neighborhood Park,
crosses Brinkley Road through the Henson Creek Stream Valley Park, passes Rosecroft Raceway, Tucker Road
Community Park, Tucker Road Ice Rink, and Henson Creek Golf Course, and crosses Indian Head Highway before
reaching its southern terminus. The trail provides a scenic, recreational route through Henson Creek Stream Valley Park
for hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding, and in-line skating.
More information and a trail map can be found on the Trail Websites, or call the Prince George's County Department of
Parks & Recreation at 301-699-2407.
Parking & Trail Access: Henson Creek Neighborhood Park: From Indian Head Highway, head north/east on Livingston
Road until it becomes Saint Barnabas Road. Continue on Saint Barnabas Road north towards Temple Hills. Take a right
onto Temple Hill Road; continue left at the traffic light to stay on Temple Hill Road. The park is located on the right as
soon as you cross the creek. From Branch Avenue, go south/west on Allentown Road. Take a right onto Brinkley Road
and right again onto Temple Hill Road. The park is on your left just after you pass Henderson Road (on the right.)
Bock Road: From Indian Head Highway, head north/east on Livingston Road opposite Kerby Hill Road and turn right onto
Saint Barnabas Road. From Saint Barnabas Road, take a right onto Bock Road and right at the bottom of the hill into the
parking area. From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Exit 4A to Saint Barnabas Road south (Rt. 414). Eastbound on the
Beltway, go straight ahead at the exit and then turn right onto Saint Barnabas Road; westbound on the Beltway, turn left
at the first light and immediate right onto Saint Barnabas Road. At the next light, take a left onto Bock Road, and right at
the bottom of the hill into the parking area.
Tucker Road Community Center: From Indian Head Highway go east on Palmer Road. Take a left onto Tucker Road then
left again onto Ferguson Lane. Take your first right onto Wilson Way. Parking is at the Community Center on the right.
From the Capital Beltway (495), take Exit 4 to Saint Barnabas Road south (Rt. 414). Take a left onto Tucker Road; right
onto Ferguson Lane; and right onto Wilson Way to the parking area.
Tor-Bryan Neighborhood Park: From the Capital Beltway (495), take Exit 3 to Oxon Hill Road south. Follow Oxon Hill
Road for about 25 miles. Take a left onto Tor-Bryan Road and follow to the Neighborhood Park.
More information and a trail map can be found on the Trail Websites, or call the Prince George's County Department of
Parks & Recreation at 301-699-2407.
Information: 301-699-2407; TTY 301-699-2544
Located in the southern portion of Prince George's County, Henson Creek Trail is just over 6 miles long. Extending from
Temple Hill Road southward to Oxon Hill Road, the trail goes through Henson Creek Neighborhood Park, crosses
Brinkley Road through the Henson Creek Stream Valley Park, passes