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hiking
13 days ago

Nice easy loop. Extremely muddy, you'll want waterproof shoes or boots.

hiking
16 days ago

Muddy, and no trail to follow. Steep, slippery. Not kid friendly

trail has been flooded since spring 2018. needs planking

2 months ago

I’m local and have visited the King and Queen seat many times, but just recently took the time to discover the white trail itself. Money saving tip that’ll add some fun rocky terrain, cool rock formations and steep grade: park along MD Rt 24/Rocks Rd for FREE and take the purple trail straight up to where it connects with the white trail. If you want the big views at the King and Queen seat at the end, hang a right. Taking a left will get you there almost immediately. Diverse terrain with opportunities for some trail running along this loop.

walking
2 months ago

Nice walk and views of the lake. The lake is the deepest lake in Maryland 340 feet deep and the bottom is 50 feet below sea level.

hiking
2 months ago

Short walk, easy to access and plenty of swimming holes and cool scenery

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best trails i have ever been on! St. Pete's is a very great hiking spot that has many different trails all throughout. Plus if you get over heated there is a water hole down near all the Boulders and rocks! If you havent gone you need to go!

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead is unmarked and the rock scrambling is tough, but the view of the stream makes it worth the trek.

3 months ago

Beautiful woods/rock hike! A fair amount of terrain change/hills. A great workout!

mountain biking
3 months ago

I chose mountain biking because the trail has paved portions, but also unpaved along the main trail. The park's history is true, but as far as I know no one has been killed here. I've ridden this trail for a little over 8 years and have never had a problem with not feeling safe sure to people. On the weekend you'll see lots of hikers and bikers after 8am. I ride early to avoid people and usually see many deer.

The most danger I've ever seen was the occasional loose dog, but that's anywhere and I carry mace for such events. Also, the trail is a lot longer than 4.1 miles. You can take this trail all the way downtown close to the harbor. From the top trail head to Carroll Park is about 7 miles, and if you go back it's 14 miles. The only waterfalls are in Carroll Golf Course, but it's a manmade fall for excess storm water lol, and another true waterfall near the Windsor Mill trail head (this one is a shallow fall and it's about 30' below the trail.level so it's easy to miss).

This is my main trail. No problems and I recommend it. I'll also add that there are abandoned parts if the trail that are really interesting to check out (unused pavilions and parking lots and old trails that snake through the forest). You'll need to come through quite a few times to explore all of the trail branches.

Trail is mostly moderate with a few hills that will give you a workout on the way back. Bring water as the only water source is at the golf course.

3 months ago

Cool hike! King and Queen was great view but busy

3 months ago

This trail has a little bit of everything. From wide to narrow path, climbing over rocks and crossing a stream. The stream was fantastic from all the rain that has fallen this past summer and fall. Will go back and hike again this winter.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike, really enjoyed it. The King and Queen seat was very busy.

hiking
4 months ago

A nice flat trail aside from one small hill. Very narrow pathway that is not exactly well-kept but passable. The dog and I hiked it yesterday and it was quite peaceful. The path follows the creek for most of the way and actually dead ends AT the creek. Nice rocks at the end of the trail to picnic on. At the trailhead, there is an nice little beachy area for kids/dogs to play or even walk in the creek.

hiking
4 months ago

The first mile up to the pot rocks is easy and offered a few fun side views for my family and I to take pictures of like a the tree with a huge hole in it, a fallen tree we practiced climbing over, and a mini climb up to an interesting rock.

The pot rocks were great fun! We stayed for about and hour and saw a handful of people during that time. Afterwards we packed up and headed to the overlook and continued the hike. My dad turned back at this point and it was a good thing because the next four miles would have been too much.

Almost as soon as you pass the overlook, the path becomes covered with fallen trees. It’s easy enough to spot the next trail blaze across the trees and navigate over them. We had a leashes beagle and he did well on this part. Once we got to the half way mark of the trail the path disappeared. We ended up wandering around for a bit before my cousin went ahead and crossed a fallen tree over a stream and found the blue blazes. We crossed too and my cousin carried our dog over.

After this point up until we reached the pot rocks again the trail was very overgrown but at least we saw some trail markers, although some of them were faded.

We definitely got a lot of adventure—more than we thought we would and enjoyed ourselves greatly! It was a challenge with the trail being unkept but fun.

There is a lot of trash leading up to the pot rocks so if you are only going to the pot rocks bring a trash bag to take some with you.

I would definitely go again, even with the trail being the way it is.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice loop with hills and stream crossings. The lower section hugs the river and has some cool rock croppings to climb over. Most of the trail was pretty wide open with a few sections very over grown, like hiking a single track deer path. The river section was fun and I will decently be back.

4 months ago

Read this for directions.
http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id75.html

Linkin Park is no place you want to walk. I used to live near there but there's bodies are all the time. stay away from Linkin Park. I live there or should I say around her in the early seventies and it was bad then and now it's even gotten worse.

Trees are down where the loop starts pass overlook rock...

A safe and easy location to get in a great walk in a scenic yet public location. Several places to eat and drink as well

The Tidal Basin area now is my new favorite destination in Washington D.C. The view especially for the cherry blossom festival is absolutely incredible. We did the whole loop around the Tidal Basin before walking down to Hains Point so it was a long day but memorable. I especially like the view from the Jefferson Memorial.

Hiked after the rains. Agree that it was pretty muddy but watch for bees depending on the season. There were many small yellow jackets on the trail. Several of us were stung about 10 times in the vicinity of a nest in the ground. The next was barely visible and bees were. hard to tell they were bees. So just watch for these in late July and August. Trail was rocky but not difficult.

An urban park trail as linear city trails should be: beautiful as well as usable. It combines access to nature with access to schools, libraries, shops, etc. The trail is used heavily by school kids & parents, dog walkers, runners, a few cross-country cyclists, people going to work. It makes my visits to the Johns Hopkins Library and Baltimore's Museum of Art greener and contemplative.

hiking
5 months ago

Path had been flooded and nothing was really marked so I basically just stumbled around the woods for two hours and then got stung by a bee. That being said, the moss and ferns are gorgeous and I did see a cool purple mushroom.

hiking
5 months ago

First time hiking the trail, will definitely do this again

Second half of the loop was completely impassable. Poor maintenance throughout. some scenic views but unfortunately lots of trash as well. Should be rated moderate as well especially for the second half.

hiking
5 months ago

Very very overgrown! Made the mistake of continuing on when the trail became nearly non-existent and I honestly felt like it was the closest I’ll ever get to naked and afraid. We hiked through tons of thorns and poison Ivey. On the bright side, some parts have really pretty views, places to sit and it was a GREAT workout. Definitely turn around when the trail gets overgrown lol

Hiked this after a storm last night. Wet & muddy, but that's why boots are made. Very nice hike, but the trails are poorly marked. Some signage would be great - Glad I had the All trails app). The bakery in St Peter's village is sweet (pun intended!).

This was my inaugural trail with AllTrails app, and I was so happy I had it. Is a beautiful setting, forested, lightly used trail, but the trail wasn’t marked well. There was a dried up water way that looked like the trail so we followed it. Thankfully, my map on AllTrails showed me how far off we were. We back tracked and kept going. You can hear beautiful song birds and see wildlife. I had my 3yo with me and I thought it was easy enough for him to do most of the time.

5 months ago

park at the rock ridge pavilion to get the fastest route to views off the king & queen

3900 st clair bridge rd

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