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Cabin John Regional Park

With athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and even a year-round indoor ice skating rink there’s something for everyone at Cabin John Regional Park. Kids will be entranced by a trip on the mini train and can release their energy at the Adventure Playground. Read on for some ideas.

Bring the pooches and enjoy the dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs. There’s also a Tai Chi court!

Hiking Trails

The park has over 525 acres of inviting woodland trails, ball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a year-round ice skating rink. It also offers nature programs, camps, recreational sports, and other educational activities.

One of the highlights is the Cabin John Stream Valley Trail. This paw-friendly hike is 17.6 miles total out and back. The trail is a mix of wooded trails and dirt roads.

It is highly recommended that you bring water and snacks for your hiking adventure. The hike is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. The trail can get muddy if it has recently rained so be prepared to take your time and watch for other trail users.

The children’s playground at the park has a cool setup and is designed to be a natural environment with equipment that appeals to kids of all ages. Other unique installments include a talking trash receptacle (Porky the Litter Eater) and the miniature train that runs throughout the wooded area of the park.


The park is a beautiful place to picnic with your family. You can enjoy the open pavilions, the group picnic area, and a host of other spots to eat and relax. The kids can play in the Adventure Playground, become entranced by a ride on the train, or enjoy the baseball fields and other athletic areas.

There is a decent network of mountain biking trails within the park. It’s not very technical, but it offers some nice descents/climbs depending on direction. The trail that runs along the river from Democracy Blvd to Seven Locks Rd is a good one.

The park is home to many recreation opportunities such as a baseball field, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an ice skating rink, a nature center, hiking trails, and camping grounds. Local camps, classes, and ice skating lessons are also offered all year. More about Woodbine here.

Dog Park

The dog park at Cabin John Regional Park is a half-acre space for off-leash dog exercise. It’s the first in Montgomery County with separate areas for small and large dogs, allowing puppets to interact with other canines of similar sizes. The area is fenced and double-gated to keep pups safe, but handlers are still expected to keep their dogs close by.

The park has a wood chip surface that helps protect paws and is covered in shade from the sun. There are also poop bags, trash receptacles, drinking fountains for humans and pups, and benches.

The park is free and open from sunrise to sunset. It is closed on Tuesday mornings for weekly maintenance. Montgomery County park planners are using the innovative design of the Cabin John dog park to develop future dog parks throughout the county. You can also find designated dog areas at Black Hill Regional Park, Ridge Road Recreational Park, Wheaton Regional Park, and Olney Manor Recreational Park.


The 528 acres of Cabin John Regional Park encompass athletic fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, and campsites. The park also has a miniature train, tennis courts, an indoor ice skating rink, and more. Local sports camps, classes, and recreational activities take place throughout the year.

The group picnic area features two open shelters with 20 tables and large grills. There are also restrooms on-site. The area also has a ballfield with a backstop and 3 horseshoe pits. Equipment packages are available to rent, including softballs and volleyballs.

The trail system offers a number of loops within the campgrounds along Tuckerman Lane. The most popular are the Campground Loop and the Highway Loop. Check our next area of interest here.


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