Monroe Run Trail is a 9.6 mile out and back trail located near Grantsville, MD that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
I was limited on time so only hiked in a mile and a half from Big Run Park. Nice traverses across the stream. Relatively flat. Probably would be nicer with more leaf fill in late spring or summer. Will hike more of it next trip to the area.
Nice trail. There are a couple trees that are down but are easily passable. You cross a steam quite a few times so there is some danger there especially for an inexperienced person.
Long moderate hike. Very quiet and peaceful. It was fun crossing the stream so frequently.
The water was low in many areas and there were A LOT of stinging nettles; nonetheless, it was a good hike. Our group did not see anyone one else during our stay. Camped overnight near the stream and had an easy walk out in the morning.
We hiked about half the trail starting from the New Germany Trailhead. It was a great hike and really easy, aside from climbing back up to get back to the trailhead. Lots of stream crossings give you a chance to cool off, and very few crowds on the trail. Good place to take your dog for a hike. Only warning is the stinging nettles that line much of the trail once you get down by the water. Luckily you can wash off in one of the the many stream crossings to relieve the itching.