Fair Hill Orange Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Covered Bridge start, hilly forest and meadows, beautiful MD views Very well marked with orange blazes. Turn left out of parking lot and follow along river. As you approach bridge, watch for sharp left and begin a steep climb. Follow blazes for the entire trail. (turns use double blaze with top blaze signalling direction). We hiked the trail in July and constantly stopped for rasberries along the way. Watch out for poison ivy. Parking is $3 resident and $4 out of state. Maps available at office for $6. Good web site: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/fairhill.html
Our 3.3 mile hike turned into 6 because it was hard to keep to the trail. Watch out for the horse poo! Not too many good sights, when you reach the nature center and follow the trail it gets harder!
Hiked the trail in early fall. The trails are mostly wooded and runs close to a creek. A fair amount of hills that provided just enough challenge for me as a beginner. Quiet setting with only a couple interactions with other hikers. Park service friendly and helpful.
Rode the trail today with my son and friend. We had a blast. Lots of great elevation changes and even a couple of stream crossings.
Great trail with nice mix of terrain. Not sure if it is quite 4 miles. Will definitely run it again.
Went today some slick spots because of the snow. There was only a few people we passed. A great winter hike
Hiked in early spring. Surprising amount of hills. But a beautiful trail! Even saw a herd of whitetail deer. Was fairly quiet trail. Only encountered a couple of bikers, and a few on horseback. Much if trail open to horses so....watch your step. :-)