Lost at Rock Creek

New Years Day 2010 Update:

altered directional trail signSomeone has “defaced” the directional trail sign at the Grubb Road access path to the Georgetown Branch Trail – by cutting away some green paint at the arrow to Silver Spring so that it now points right instead of left. This is one time when defacing a sign makes it much better, or at least more accurate.

Now if we can only do something about the milage, it is over 2.0 miles to Silver Spring. And also about the spelling of “Future Capitol Cresent Trail”.

November 29, 2009:

The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) website reports at its News and Events page that Montgomery County DOT has recently placed new wayfinding signs on the Georgetown Branch Trail at Rock Creek Park. As CCCT notes, the new signs were badly needed to replace the very confusing wayfinding signs that predated the opening of the Rock Creek trestle over six years ago.

One of the new signs needs a “redo”. This sign appears on the Trail where the access path from Grubb Road/Terrace Drive meets the Trail. This sign puts Silver Spring to the west, west of Rock Creek and near Bethesda.

At least the sign does not say “Silver Springs”.


4 Responses to “Lost at Rock Creek”

  1. Jon says:

    But it does say “Capitol”.

  2. admin says:


    Good catch. Indeed it does.

  3. Jon says:

    And “Cresent”. Wow.

  4. Jeff says:

    Not suprised. The signs at Beach Drive and Knowles Avenue were wrong for years. Wrong directions, wrong placement of a decimal point. It’s almost like they are trying to make it difficult for new cyclists to discourage them.