Brant Mine Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Swanton, MD that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This was a nice trail, but is actually called Beckman's Trail, in which the Brant's Mine Trail is 1/2 mile within The Beckman trail. The entire trail was very peaceful and quiet. To get to
This trail you pass the small Snakeroot trail (1/4 mile) which we also did. The sites at the mine were very cool. Worth the trip!!
A moderate trail but you actually have to take the Beckman's trail to be over to the Brant's mine trail which makes it longer, because the Brants mine trail is actually just a small loop in Beckman's Trail. There a couple of pretty cool nostalgic things to see up there though. I would do again.
Short but can be connected to other trails at the lake for a longer hike. Few geocaches along the way. Nearby Deep Creek Lake as well as a discovery center and bird aviary. My daughter and I did this in the winter in moderate snow cover.