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Every Trail for Every Call for Every Mind

Take a Walk in the Park with Lauren

May 1—31, 2019


Join Lauren’s 2nd annual walk as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May.  This year, Lauren will walk 200 miles of Montgomery County’s Parks trails to highlight the importance of EveryMind’s crisis prevention and intervention phone, text and online chat services. Lauren seeks to raise awareness of how essential this heavily utilized but underfunded resource is to our entire community.

Lauren’s Schedule for the Final Week of Every Trail for Every Call for Every Mind!


Thursday, 5/23/19 – 2 Hikes

10 am Hoyles Mill Trail

Meet at roadside parking on Clarksburg Road next to the bridge over Black Hill Lake.

There are two parking areas on this road. Park closer to Clopper Road.


6 pm Powerline Trail

Meet at South Germantown Recreational Park at parking lot by Smart Heart Trail.


Friday, 5/24/19  No Hike


Saturday, 5/25/19 – 2 Hikes

11 am Long Branch Trail

Just about a mile long. Street parking around Seek Lane Neighborhood Park or Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park.


11:45 am Northwest Branch Trails

Meet at Burnt Mills West Special Park. There are parking lots for the Special Park on both sides of Columbia Pike/29. We are meeting on the West side, the side closer to The Holy Cross Nursing Program building.


Sunday, 5/26/19 – 2 Hikes

7:30 am Cabin John Stream Valley Park Trail

Meet at Cabin John Local Park off of Macarthur Blvd.


9:30 am Cabin John Regional Park Trails 

Meet at Dog Exercise Area parking lot. This will be a short stroll around the park.


Monday, 5/27/19 – 1 Hike

4:30 pm Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail

Meet at Rock Creek Regional Park at parking lot near trailhead.


Tuesday, 5/28/19 –  4 Hikes

9:00 am Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Meet at Park entrance parking lot near the intersection of Noorwood Road and Ednor Road (near Sandy Spring Friends School).


10:30 am Oakley Cabin Trail

Meet at parking lot at Historic Oakley Cabin off of Brookeville Road.


4:45 pm –  Part 1 of North Branch Trail

Park at North Branch Stream Valley Park parking lot off of Wickham Road. This will not be a loop trail. If you don’t want to turn around, schedule cars ahead of time to have someone else at the other end of the trail. Pickup Point at Neighborhood Access on Bowie Mill Road.

6:00 pm – Part 2 of North Branch Trail

We will then drive over to Kengla House off of Muncaster Mill/Across from Meadowside Nature Center to do another section of the trails


Wednesday, 5/29/19 – 2 Hikes

11:00 am Matthew Henson Trail 

Park at Layhill Village Local Park. Parking lot located off of Queensguard Road.


5:30 pm Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails

Parking lot located off of Zion Road.


Thursday, 5/30/19 – 2 Hikes

4:45 pm Agricultural History Farm Park Trails. Meet at first parking lot inside Park (take Rock Creek Park Road off of Muncaster Mill).


5:45 pm Upper Rock Creek Trail. This trail connects with the previous trail system. I will wait at the same parking lot to see if any others join before heading the other direction.


Friday, 5/31/19 Last Day! – 2 Hikes

4:30 pm Capital Crescent Trail. Meet at trailhead near intersection of Bethesda Ave and Woodmont Ave (in front of Chopt).


5:30 pm Little Falls Stream Valley Trail. This trail is about 2.5 miles from the evening’s starting point. We will veer off to travel it and then turn around to go back to Bethesda. If you want to meet us at Little Falls Stream Valley Trail, you can park on a roadside gravel parking lot near the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave.

5/1/19 – 3:00 pm We kicked off the 1st day of Lauren’s Walk in style, walking 4 miles around Lake Needwood!

5/2/19 – 6:30 pm – Oak Ridge Conservation Park

5/7/19 – 6:30 pm South Germantown Recreation Park – 14501 Schaeffer Road, Boyds 20841

Meet at Heart Smart Trail parking lot near outdoor gym – Click here for map ~ 5 miles

5/8/19 – 3:30 pm Lake Frank and Meadowside Trails – 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville 20855

Meet at the Meadowside Nature Center Parking Lot – Click here for map ~ 6 miles

5/9/19 – 5:30 pm Time changed to morning walk due to weather forecast – Lois Y. Green Conservation Park Trails -8711 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Meet at Snouffer School Road parking lot near Butterfly Loop Trail ~ 4 miles.  Link to map coming soon!

5/10/19 – 12:00 pm  Black Hill Regional Park Trails (Day 1) – 20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841

Meet at parking lot adjacent to dog park ~10 miles. Link to map coming soon!

5/11/19 – Its Lauren’s birthday so she will be spending the day with friends and family.  No walk!

5/13/19 – 4 pm Little Bennett Regional Park Trails (Day 1) POSTPONED – TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAIN

Meet at Kingsley Parking Area (at Kingsley Trail Head) off Clarksburg Road ~10 miles

5/14/19 4 pm – Little Bennett Regional Park Trails (Day 2)

Meet near playground in Little Bennett Camping Area on Camping Ridge Road ~10 miles

5/15/19 – 5 pm – Seneca Greenway Trail

Meet at parking lot off of 355 near Wheatfield Drive ~7 miles

5/16/19 – 4 pm – Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail

Meet at the Sligo-Dennis Ave Local Park Playground Parking Lot (on Sligo Creek Parkway off of Dennis Ave) ~5 miles

Monday, 5/20/19 – 5 pm Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park Trails.

Meet at Damascus Regional Park  at parking lot near sports fields.

Tuesday, 5/21/19 – 5 pm Northwest Branch Trail.

Meet at Brookside Nature Center parking lot.

Wednesday, 5/22/19 – 2 Hikes

4:45 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park Trails – 1120 Jackson Road Silver Spring, MD 20904

Meet at parking lot near playground on west side of park.


6 pm Fairland Recreational Park Trails. Meet beside Fairland Playground northern parking lot – 3928 Greencastle Blvd. Burtonsville, MD 20866