Explore the best trails in Maryland with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Took our 4 month old pup from Berryville Rd to the Potomac. Good short hike. Saw one group of people on the trails the whole time which was nice.

backpacking
15 hours ago

I liked the trail a lot.. The entrance to the trail is kind of hidden, I had a little hard time finding it but once you are on it you go behind the library and the Dept of Health. The trail has two hills that winded me but the rest is fairly level ground. You get to see a lake or a body of water in the distance.. and a lot of it is walking by a stream/creek. The trail has the major loop and a smaller loop that you can break off the big one to go to the High School and back to add more miles.. When I did mine.. I ended up doing the trail once and then doing it a second time adding the high school to it.. ended up being 5 miles. The markers for the highschool trail, however, are not very visible, whether on fallen trees or behind a tree and can get off track a bit.. But if you are recording on the app it helps a lot and you can see if you are on or off the trail.. other than small things.. I loved the trail! It was definitely moderate trafficed ..Only ran into 1 person on the trail like 5 times lol.. will definitely go again!

Fun trail, wish it were longer. Only downfall is the amount of people there. Other than that beautiful

Moderately challenging hike with beautiful views. Well maintained trails with amazing wallfalls. Moderate traffic including mountain bikers, families with dogs and kids.
One of my favorites....will see me there offen.

backpacking
1 day ago

Quick, short, lite trafficed trail....close to 95 and DC. Perfect for a quick Trail Run or hike if in the area.....great for a health lunch break.

backpacking
2 days ago

Very nice walk in the woods. Training up for an AT hike...and this was nice short practice. Small rolling hills, not much other traffic.
Want to try other trails in this same park.

One of my favorite trails. Beautiful, well maintained...amazing waterfalls!
Training up for an AT hike and this trail is a perfect match!
A must hike!!

Beautiful hike. Started on the White Trail, and ended up losing the markers somehow. With the help of this app, managed to cross the field with the gravel road and start following the Blue Trail on the other side and was able to loop back that way. Found a mummified frog there too!

Went on 11/30. Gorgeous, even on a foggy, mucky day. Trails are well marked, and there are art installations! I'll be going back on a sunny, dry day for sure.

A quick drive away with parking for anyone in and around Baltimore. This is a great spot for anyone interested in a quick fun trail within Baltimore. The arboretum has some beautiful and interesting tree specimens, multiple mushroom sitings, birds, deer, this place was well kept - so great!

hiking
4 days ago

TH is on John ownings road, before you reach the Hashawa entrance.
I enjoyed doing this as a night hike,once you get through the pine trees,the rest is pretty straight forward.
Not sure I would rate this as a moderate hike,closer to easy.
That's just my personal opinion.
For a quick hike fix this works.

hiking
4 days ago

Wonderful 3.4-mile loop from Pot Spring Road to Dulaney Valley Road, combining moderate climbing, dense woodland and nice vistas over Loch Raven.

Pretty easy hike, starts out uphill then is pretty flat for a couple of miles to annapolis rocks. Great view from the rocks, and even better from black rocks which is about a mile further. Rt 70 noise is present the entire trek. Not what I look for when wanting to get lost in the woods for a few hours.

hiking
5 days ago

A nice short trail through the woods wrapping around the eastern shore of Lake Roland. Plenty of parking at the trail head at the end of Lakeside Drive. Fairly well blazed, just stick to the waters edge as much as possible and you should see the path.

The trail ends at a light rail track, unsure of the trespassing rules so I avoid them and turn around to head back to the head.