This a quick and easy hike. I did just the loop and did not do the part going to the high school. I measured it out around 1.5 miles. It's a good spot to hit when you may be pressed for time and want to hike, trail run, or walk your dog for some quick exercise.
Fairly easy hike, there are a few inclines. Pretty scenic, I'm sure looks even better in the Fall or Spring. Not incredibly busy this time of year, we passed a bike rider and another group walking with their dogs. Some parts of the trail are hidden right now by fallen leaves but there are orange trails markers to guide.
Park by the library is my advice.
I'd do this again I love it!!! My dad and I love to hike we sleep, eat , and hike! We didn't do that other part of the trail we're doing it next time cause it's getting dark, We usually go to Thurmont, Maryland and hike at Cunningham falls state park! But I wanted to find a local place and I saw it was behind Annapolis high school so I tried it out and absolutely loved it!!!!! You should try it! You will have fun!
On this particularly warm January day, I hiked 1.3 miles of this trail. I didn't go down the section that goes near the high school, though.
I hiked along with my son and wore him on my back in a baby carrier.
The trail was well-marked except for the bit that goes behind the health department.
I liked the trail a lot.. The entrance to the trail is kind of hidden, I had a little hard time finding it but once you are on it you go behind the library and the Dept of Health. The trail has two hills that winded me but the rest is fairly level ground. You get to see a lake or a body of water in the distance.. and a lot of it is walking by a stream/creek. The trail has the major loop and a smaller loop that you can break off the big one to go to the High School and back to add more miles.. When I did mine.. I ended up doing the trail once and then doing it a second time adding the high school to it.. ended up being 5 miles. The markers for the highschool trail, however, are not very visible, whether on fallen trees or behind a tree and can get off track a bit.. But if you are recording on the app it helps a lot and you can see if you are on or off the trail.. other than small things.. I loved the trail! It was definitely moderate trafficed ..Only ran into 1 person on the trail like 5 times lol.. will definitely go again!
Rick T. on Broad Creek Park
Nice trail close to Annapolis. I've added photos of trail heads behind the Board of Education (between parking signs) and between the Library HQ and the Parks Dept building (near radio tower).
This was very annoying to find. No clearly defined trail head. Couldn't find an entrance at all near the library.
We went to Annapolis HS and found a sign about the park and trails but no indication from there of where the trail starts. We found our way to an entrance and went into the woods but the trails had forks every few feet. After a 10 minute walk we came out of the woods 50' from where we went in. We left.
There is no marked trailhead at this location. I entered at what looked like a maintenance shed for the powerlines. This trail is a decently well maintained single person width. If you are the first one through this trail you will most definitely catch more than a few spiders in your face!