The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a seasonal, self-guided Silver Spring/Takoma Park walk from Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, Oct. 13. The 5km/10km Silver Spring trails, rated 2A, are on sidewalks through downtown Silver Spring’s retail area and residential areas. The 6km/10km Takoma Park trails, rated 2A, are on sidewalks through the south end of Silver Spring and into Historic Takoma Park. The 10km has one steep hill and includes the border crossing into Washington, D.C. There are 6km/10km trails along the Sligo Creek Trail and back to Downtown Silver Spring. Create additional distance by combining individual loops. It is suitable for strollers and for wheelchairs.
Participants must register for the walk in the “Start Box” at Safeway, 909 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, and should walk during daylight hours only. The walk is free; Volksmarch credit is $3. Restrooms are available in Safeway, Whole Foods and other places noted in the walking instructions. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times during the walk; walkers must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in the shops or other buildings unless otherwise noted.