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10 hours ago

I went last weekend, the trail was a little icy but not too bad, and there was hardly anyone on it so it was great. The view was incredible!

19 hours ago

trail running
1 day ago

Excellent system- lots of loops and single track. Worth the run as loops all the way to Warren road north and Delaney valley south

trail running
1 day ago

Nice trails all paths and excellent scenery. There is a rich network of side trails and loops- excellent running!

Good trails through the woods and across some streams, with a few abandoned structures to see.

2 days ago

This was a fun trail--as others have said, not easy but an enjoyable moderate. The ranger told me that Switchback is actually 4.5 mi. Muddy and rocky in sections. If u follow the white hash marks u will not get off the trail. Saw pileated woodpecker and belted kingfisher. Less enjoyable was hearing the firing range nearby, very loud on the last 1/4 of the trail.

NIce trail, mostly out of the way, with a view of the patuxent river

Great resource for a variey of activities. I can't believe the reviewer who was "disappointed" saying there were only roads. First, if there were only roads, the walks are beautiful, and one can bike them. Second, there are not only roads, but many trails. I guess he wasn't paying attention, which is reinforced by him saying he "saw not wildlife". Hey, use your eyes! No, you won't find lions and bears but many birds and tracks of deer, raccoons and other wildlife. The only distraction is the nearby airport, so no, this is not a wilderness trail. As far as checking out, he says "car gone..." well the car may not be in the parking lot but it may be anywhere on the miles of roads so checking out saves the staffers from waiting or searching for know it all's who are too smart to follow the rules.

The trail definitely needs maintenance but it's a beautiful park. Wonderful amount of migratory birds to see. I would explore the park beyond just the gwynns falls trail, there are many cool trails on the northwest end of the park, along with a pavilion and nature center.

2 days ago

good biking and walking trail, paved all around, lots of geese and turtles, great for kids and dogs. easy walking,.

great walking trail, good family place, easy walking, well maintained trail. lots of geese and ducks to look at.
great photography opportunities.

2 days ago

family friendly, easy walking, paved trail with lots of people jogging and walking around, lots of photography opportunity,
if you want to go into the fort-DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG- it is a no no. however if you only want to walk on the trail your dog is welcome.

Easy walking on the paved trail, lots of wild life, turtles, birds ans if you like also lots of butterflies .

Section A is not dog friendly, verry rocky and slow going if you take the kids along, beautiful vistas, not a lot of wild life and there is a lot of people on the trail.

This is an excellent location to take the kids, easy walking, lots of birds, deer, beavers and other wild life,
Excellent fishing too.

3 days ago

It was my first time going out hiking here in Maryland, in fact it was my first time in many years. It was a nice hike but all I heard besides the streams when I was along side of it was continuous gunfire from the gun range across the way. I normally don't mind gunfire, I love to shoot my own guns from time to time, but it was non stop the entire hunt. It was a nice trail, great scenery, but I didn't see much wildlife.

3 days ago

easy access, easy walking with kids and dogs, trails are well marked very wide and well maintained, I will be back on spring time.

A lot of reviews on different trails claim that they are overgrown when they aren't in my opinion, (unless I just regularly happen to show up the day after trail maintenance crews go through); but this one really is overgrown and also full of trash. I would NOT recommend it.

Quick, easy straight path. Take my dog swimming here all the time. :)