Annapolis Rocks Trail

MODERATE 156 reviews
#1 of 11 trails in

Annapolis Rocks Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boonsboro, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles 862 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
5 days ago

I went last weekend, the trail was a little icy but not too bad, and there was hardly anyone on it so it was great. The view was incredible!

hiking
10 days ago

Gorgeous view at the top. Nice hike up the trail! So happy to hike some more of the AT!

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

This was an easy hike, easier than I imagined. Don't be discouraged by the sound of the highway, you won't hear it around 15 minutes into the hike.

It was pretty cold when we went there. The rocks were lightly covered with snow which looked lovely in pictures.

There is suppose to be a spring nearby. We followed the trail but it lead to a pipe with some water flowing out of it. It was odd.

hiking
1 month ago

Questionable ??
I hike the Patapsco Valley State Park once a week but (NOT SURE) if I can handle this. I am a Handicap Senior and the first mile to this trek looks like rough terrain and hard incline. Bones and Metal hurt in the winter so I am thinking of giving at a go this spring. Any photos or thought of the first Incline would help. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike, starts out uphill then is pretty flat for a couple of miles to annapolis rocks. Great view from the rocks, and even better from black rocks which is about a mile further. Rt 70 noise is present the entire trek. Not what I look for when wanting to get lost in the woods for a few hours.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Starts out as moderately strenous and then turns into a nice stroll culminating at some awesome rock formations and overlooks.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Good hike,uphill to begin with then flattens out. Lots of people on a nice day. Great views at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved the view. I went about a mile further down the trail and got a view from another vista so total it was about 7 miles out and back... I think the second vista is called Black Rock

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I LOVE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. This is a great Maryland section. The view at Annapolis Rocks is wonderful. :)

2 months ago