Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Owings Mills, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easiest to navigate trail at Soldiers Delight. Typically muddy in the spring and fall, some stream crossing and great views
A very enjoyable and rather easy hike even on this July summer day at noontime in 90+ degree heat. Most of the trail is in full sunlight. Only about 1/2 mile of it is in the shade. Do visit the visit center if you have the time and if it is open. Very knowledgeable staff. I learned a lot about serpentine rock/soil, chromite, and grassland ecology, and what made this place so unique not just in Maryland, but in the entire eastern seaboard.
Nice trail. Ran the Choate Mine, Red Run and part of the Dolfield trail sections. Could not figure out how to continue the Dolfield Trail from the 1.3 point on this map, back to Choate Trail. Ended up out on Dolfield Rd and took that back to Deer Pk Rd. Brought home an unwanted guest...a tick of some kind!
Great trail. Only thing is that our dog got 4 ticks... Still counting
This trail is rated moderate but would probably consider it rather easy. Wet in many spots thanks to the forty days and forty nights of rain previously!
Ended up lost, some areas do not have signs. Almost beware of ticks and chiggers.
Amazing! I love it!
This trail is great if you're looking for an easier hike. I come here a couple times a month and it never gets old. The savannah is beautiful! Some of the other Soldiers Delight trails left me with a lot of tick bites so make sure to check yourself afterwards. However, I've never had ticks after this trail.
WOW - what a great area with a lot of natural history - this is a great hike and will do it again. JUST FYI - keep your valuables secure - my car was broken into in the parking lot. DO NOT LET THAT CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT THE HIKE OR THE AREA - Beautiful area and I will be back. Car breaks ins are done by heartless idiots and can happen anywhere!! I will be back!!
Had an excellent time was a excellent Trail to use of radio controlled Axial Wraith