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hiking
10 hours ago

We did a short part of trail. Was beautiful even though we got a little lost and it rained! Wear sturdy shoes and note that areas can be wet.

on Tom Lowe Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked part of this trail from parking lot counter-clockwise to connect up to AT. Definitely interesting/scenic trail with plenty of streams worth the hike. Would agree with some other reviewers that is probably more Hard than Moderate trail given the long stretches of hiking upstream balancing on rocks/roots (though keeps it adventurous). Only 1st time on the trail so couldn't say whether was more due to recent rainfall or just the way the trail usually is. There is a wide stream crossing not too far off if starting from parking lot going north where is difficult to pass if water is higher than normal (no bridge/plank).

hiking
4 days ago

Best done in the early spring or late fall. Expect some overgrowth in less frequently traveled sections. Some sections pretty sloppy from unusually heavy rainfall over the last several weeks.

Have done this trail in 2 different seasons. This time the water was amazing - start out to the right and follow blue blazes for the sand spring trail. Be prepared - long sections involve walking upstream, often directly over the water and from rock to rock - great if you've got good balance - and it's also very beautiful. The final stream crossing has no bridge and is not easy to navigate. Be prepared.

My go to favorite.

Definitely a little bit more intense then Moderate. Nice train, good work out

on White Rocks Trail

11 days ago

loved this hike. didn't make it all the way out to the end. went in the evening and lost the light. will be revisiting.

hiking
11 days ago

Loved this hike. Trail was easy to maneuver and the variation in inclines was enjoyable. I don’t really understand people complaining about bugs and burrs - you are in the woods for goodness sake!! Bring bug spray next time. My dogs loved this walk and enjoyed a quick soak in the creek as we were coming to the end. Would definitely hike this again.

hiking
14 days ago

We went hiking on this trail last Monday. It is a nice trail with some steep sections and a few rocky stretches. It is passable on all areas, a few sections were water logged and boggy but overall an enjoyable trek. We actually started on Sandy Spring trail and jumped onto this pretty quickly. From the parking lot you go straight up the road and drop in on right. If you hike the trail clockwise you walk along parking lot edge towards houses and you will spot the orange marker to drop in there.

peaceful and fun.

hiking
18 days ago

my dog and I Iove this trail. not busy and gets the heart rate going! so pretty in the fall!

Would rate as an easy trail. Trail is narrow at times and mostly flat. Did not see anyone else on the trail.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail! In rough shape given the amount of trees down. Do NOT take small dogs or small children on the trail as it is technical. It should be rated Hard. Only saw a few other hikers while on our 4 hour hike. Muddy trail - so wear good hiking boots! Enjoy...

hiking
28 days ago

Much of this trail was grass or dirt. It was shaded by trees in parts, and then other parts had full sun. The trail also came out in to a corn field. I felt some of the inclines were too steep to be fun. There were also constant flying bugs everywhere we went. Gnats, flies, no-see-ums, midgees... tons of 'em. They'd get right up in my face and buzz near my ears. But the worst was that we took our two dogs & had to stop numerous times to yank burrs off of them. They didn't seem to like that too much.

hiking
29 days ago

Peaceful and clean.... A friend told me about this place and I am glad she did. Nice hideaway Hazel__eyes .

birding
1 month ago

We did the Great Oak Nature Trail. This was a Ranger guided night time hike in search of owls. We saw and heard five of them. So exciting. This was a nice trail.

Made it from the Pretzel Hut to Eagles Rock. Nice hike. Saw wildlife along the way.

Great little area in a place you wouldn’t expect. There are several trails for all different levels and the Monocacy Hill trail itself is a lot more challenging than you’d expect.

Love it! Great for kids and has a beautiful stream

This map is not 100% accurate to the Blue Marsh Multi Use trail.

Our favorite here is the Creek Trail! It’s perfect for kids.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Great place to ride.

Would say Easy rather than moderate. Trails very well marked, so that's a plus. Woods are nice but didn't have much particularly scenic features/vistas.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! At one point a black bear crossed the path in front of us. That is the second time in a row we saw a bear at Boyd Big Tree.. not sure if that’s the norm, or if we’re just lucky :)

hiking
1 month ago

Entire lakeside trail takes just under 3 hours and is a great hike. Moderate through the Quaker day use area, the rest is pretty easy. Lovely views of the lake. Can get muddy after rain, so best to hit it after at least a few dry days! Pinchot also has great kayaking and horse trails. The horse trails weren’t super well kept at the beginning of the season, hoping they had a chance to tend to them since then.

hiking
1 month ago

This might be my new favorite spot. I've done almost all the trails now. The trek up the hill on the white trail is a little brutal if you haven't done steep hills in a while. The rocks are sturdy going up, and ny dog did them with ease (but hes also part billy goat) Trails are clearly marked, and there's fun little side things, like a few big boulders to sit on top of and tree stump stepping stones and graffiti on some old building .. it's got a bit of everything.

Awesome hike! Very buggy especially near the water. Hard to find trail head so I went counterclockwise following sandy spring trail (blue trail markers). There is 1 very steep decline about 100 yard long about halfway through was manageable but definitely moderate. Also...at mile 2.8- south west point of trail if going counterclockwise trees are down and it's difficult to see markers and easy to get lost. The app GPS was spot on and I don't think I would have found the rest of the trail if I didn't have it. So many trees are down it's hard to find the trail and some of the markings are on the trees that are on the ground. Only passed 2 people very secluded but could hear gunshot the whole 3 hours I was hiking. I recommend going in a clockwise direction... after you park walk back in the direction you drove in and look for the trailhead on your right to go clockwise.

hiking
1 month ago

My first hike. Short but full fun. Gradual uphill as you start. Definitely need good shoes as most of the trail in rocky. Some rock climbing too. Well blue marked to reach Center Point Knob and then another trail starts. It was busy obviously due to nice hot weather. Good short adventure...will try more challenging ones now but will hike again here in white rocks.

My 8 and 9 year old explored this trail with me and we had a blast. We did the Hill Trail and the Railbed Trail. Seems like Railbed might get very muddy after recent rain, but we ended up there on a great day. Cant wait to go back!

Great hike with rocks to scramble for views.

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