General's Walk Foot Trail

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General's Walk Foot Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indian Head, MD that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

1.9 miles 200 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

2 years ago

Went hiking with husband, 5yr old and 10mo old. Scenic, quiet, not a difficult hike at all

4 years ago

A great trail. Generally suitable for all ages. The trail is divided into a lower section and an upper section. The lower section starts on the river side of the campground and loops around towards the park HQ. It is a single footpath wide in most parts but is easy to navigate.

The upper section starts at the top of the campground and winds around and up the hill, ending at General Smallwood's home. It is more scenic, featuring a stream. The path is generally much wider, but there is a much steeper climb at the end.

I walked the trail the day after a major thunderstorm and found many places on the upper section where the trail was partially or completely blocked by called trees. It was always possible to make my way around, but it might be worth inquiring about the status of the trail at the park HQ before starting.