Big Red Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Big Red Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boonsboro, MD that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.6 miles 763 feet Loop

kid friendly




trail running






13 days ago

Date: 11/20/2016 Great Hike.

26 days ago

Trail was well marked with signs every 1/2 mile or so. The trail was quite empty on this fall day and the colors were beautiful!

1 month ago

This is an awesome park. There are several trails that connect along big red trail. Big red had quite an incline at one point, so I'd actually label this trail as MODERATE. dogs are welcome from October 1st - the beginning of May.

4 months ago

4 months ago

8 months ago

There are a number of trails in Greenbrier State Park to include the Big Red Trail - the longest trail in the park at 4.5 miles. The trail starts down along the lake and makes a nice long loop on the west side of the park. I would rate the trail as moderate with a couple of hills to transverse but nothing too difficult. If you want, you can park on Route 40 where the AT has a parking spot and hike south along the trail until you get to the Bartman's Hill Trail (on the right) which will take you down into the park for a total of 7.5 miles. See attached link for a good map of the trails.

2 years ago

There is a nice selection of trails here and mtn. bikers as well.

3 years ago

Hiked this in the snow and ice one time. It was becoming dark and my brother and I were somewhat lost which led to this hike possibly being more epic than it should have been!

3 years ago

This trail was a pretty good hike. We did the red trail at Greenbrier. It was long. enough and a good mixture of flat, rocky, up hill, and down hill. You can chose to shorten the hike at a few points on the trail by jumping on the blue trail.The only reason I wasn't too impressed is because it was kind of boring. There weren't many good views. Overall, we enjoyed the hike though.