- Distance: 8.7
Location: 38.9939193725586, -76.8953475952148
From car, wind back toward park entrance on road and take right onto yellow-blazed Perimeter Trail (follow yellow on entire loop).
Location: 38.989990234375, -76.8899307250976
Path descends on small switchbacks; trail courses between open grasslands, wooded marshy pockets and mellow streambeds, listen to chirpy birds nesting in the surrounding Virginia Pine and oaks.
Location: 38.9885215759277, -76.8937072753906
Enter wooded gully and cross Still Creek
Location: 38.9818992614746, -76.8943328857422
Left at T intersection as trail rises
Location: 38.977970123291, -76.896728515625
Cross campground road and then take left at Perimeter Trail sign for slight decline
Location: 38.9746398925781, -76.9007797241211
Cross paved bike path then turn right onto crushed gravel path leading through a quiet, sheltered hollow lined with oaks that grow to majestic size
Location: 38.9766502380371, -76.9089965820312
Cross fire road then small ripples of Deep Creek; on the second half of the loop, cruise past American holly and mountain laurel over streams and slopes in a Leopold-like bubble, feeling far off the grid of highways and suburbs.
Location: 38.9815788269043, -76.9059524536133
Cross another fire road and stay left at next two junctions before jetting over Still Creek bridge for a small climb ahead
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Near the park boundary, keep left past spur trails
Location: 38.9922485351562, -76.8973770141602
Cross bridge at North Fork Still Creek and return .6-mile to close loop at Park Central Road