7 mile paved trail that runs from the confluence of the Northwest Branch and Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River in Prince George's County to Montgomery County. It follows along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River.

As a trail in the colorful Anacostia Tributary Trail System, the Northwest Branch Trail uses red for its dashed lines.

Notable Trail SegmentsEdit

Places of InterestEdit

  • Melrose Skate Park
  • Mount Rainier Nature Center
  • West Hyattsville Metro station
  • Adelphi Mill

Cross Trails/ConnectionsEdit


The full trail can be seen here:


  • trail marker next to trail with red markings
  • images of water and fish along trail
  • artwork next to the Melrose Park skate park
  • intersection of Northeast Branch, Northwest Branch, and Anacostia River trails


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