A connecting path was completed between Stewart Ave. and Kansas Ave. in Sept. 2004. This supports a new Georgetown Branch Trail route into downtown Silver Spring which avoids dangerous Brookville Road. This on-road route is shown in the map below as the green line.
The new route is more direct than the old route, but it has numerous turns in the short section between Stewart Avenue and Grace Church Road. First time users who are trying to follow the trail directional signs must be alert to not miss any signs. If the route is new to you, you may want to print out the detailed route directions below. This webpage has been formated to be relatively "printer friendly".
If you would like a folding pocket map of the entire trail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, P.O. Box 30703, Bethesda, MD 20824.
FROM STEWART AVENUE IN LYTTONSVILLE:
FROM SILVER SPRING METRO STATION:
|0.0||0.0||Start||From Interim CCT, go RIGHT on Stewart Ave. to the parking lot.
|0.1||0.1||Straight||Take the connector path through the parking lot.
|0.5||0.2||Left||Cross the one-lane bridge behind the elementary school.|
|0.5||0.0||Right||Grace Church Road|
|0.8||0.1||Straight||Cross 16th Street on Second Ave. (Caution - turning traffic)|
|1.3||0.5||Straight||Cross Spring Street on Second Ave., enter Business District|
|1.6||0.3||End||S. S. Metro Station is across Colesville Road.|
|0.0||0.0||Start||From alongside McDonald's, across Colesville Road from the Metro station, go up Second Avenue.
|0.3||0.3||Straight||Cross Spring Street, enter Woodside on Second Ave.
|0.8||0.5||Straight||Cross 16th Street on Second Ave. (Caution - turning traffic)|
|0.9||0.1||Left||Grace Church Road.|
|1.1||0.2||Left||Cross one-lane bridge and follow Talbot Ave.|
|1.5||0.1||Right||Take the connector path through the parking lot.|
|1.5||0.0||Straight||Continue straight on Stewart Ave. (Caution - traffic.)|
|1.6||0.1||End||Interim CCT begins on LEFT, before Brookville Rd.|