Piney Run Park Trails

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Piney Run Park Trails is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sykesville, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles 249 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking





wild flowers


Lake trail is great. first half along the water, second half through the woods. nature centers with owls was a hit for the kids.

14 days ago

This park was perfect on an October afternoon. Likes of trails to explore and beautiful views. I could (and did) spend hours there.

1 month ago

nice trails for beginners.

3 months ago

It's easy and fun for family and there is a cool waterfall where you can climb the big rocks all the way to the top! But your not allowed to go in any water or rivers

5 months ago

8 months ago

It was a fun, easy hike. A great one to do with family. I remember going to piney run when I was very young with family and friends, we would hike probably 1 mile (the distance I am not certain) to a pine forest where we made forts out of fallen branches. It was a great time and seemed almost magical back then. I highly suggest it.

11 months ago

Nice easy trail. View of the reservoir were very nice.

1 year ago

Nice easy hike for all. Bush trails big clean and opportunities to do other activities like kayak, canoe and fish

1 year ago

Enjoyable walk on the trails but wasn't marked very well and upkeep seemed a bit poor for the trails. However, those two complaints are most likely if not definitely the result of the park not being fully open for the year.

2 years ago

This practically used to be my backyard. It was with in great walking distance from house, and I would hike it just about every weekend! Really loved this park!

3 years ago

The horses and escrement are on the equestrian trail. The nearly 5 mile trails on the other side of the reservoir are very nice. We spot deer every hike. Check the map to differentiate the horse trail.

mountain biking
3 years ago

I found this trail to be loaded with horses, lots of horse excrement and many hikers. Too short to be worth while. Too many hikers to get a good ride.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Tackled this trail yesterday in about an hour. Started off very nice, down hill and mostly flat. I started at the parking lot on Martz rd. Trail is well maintained. Borders a quiet neighborhood, so be good out there. At the far end of the trail, you can continue to ride over the dam and to the other side. It is a beautiful scene from the dam.