Monocacy National Battlefield Trails

EASY 29 reviews

Monocacy National Battlefield Trails is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.4 miles 600 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Thomas Farm and Middle Ford Ferry Trails. This is a two part trail. Thomas Farm trail is 1.75 miles and Middle Ford Ferry trail is .25 mile. Thomas Farm-This trail covers the part of the battlefield where the heaviest fighting took place during the Battle of Monocacy, on July 9, 1864. Middle Ford Ferry-This trail explores early settlement of the Monocacy Region and provides peaceful views of the Monocacy River and the surrounding landscape.

30 minutes ago

walking
3 months ago

There are actually five different trails within Monocacy Battlefield: Thomas Farm, Junction Trail, Gambrill Mill Trail, Ford Loop, and Brooks Hill - all at various stops within the battlefield tour. I've completed the Thomas Farm loop so far.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

Awesome

5 months ago

I do the loop for a trail run a few times a year...just a nice all around trail...a little of everything as far as scenery goes and the trail is in decent shape...enjoy my time here...

walking
5 months ago

Ford Loop Trail: 1.6 miles
Walked with the pups just before sunset. Mosquitos are a tad annoying when the breeze stops, so bug spray is recommended. Pretty consistent elevation with a few small wooden bridges and lots of grazing cattle and deer.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice, Pretty scenery all around the trails. Easy to walk. The river close by is gorgeous I recommend this

hiking
8 months ago

Took my girls out on their first hike in MD and they enjoyed it! Perfect for toddlers! It was easy and long enough for a 3 year old and a 5 year old. We saw lots of cows and deers. We was able to walk down to the path towards the river and it was a nice view. We went during the evening, before sunset, and the weather was perfect. We also saw a few beavers.

walking
8 months ago

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hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Fun hike with the family. A couple spots you can branch off and walk down to the river.

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trail running
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