Explore the most popular nature trips trails in American Chestnut Land Trust with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Completed on 7 Jan 2019. Muddy in the low lying areas, but very peaceful. Did not see another person until I got to Parker’s Creek Loop. Some decent climbs but was still able to jog the majority of the way. This is a great workout and I’ll definitely be going back.

Maps provided and well marked trails. Port-a-Potty in parking lot. Swamp & Flint Trails are super muddy. Check the website for Trail conditions

Great trail for Calvert County. Close to home

2 months ago

Make sure to grab a free trail map at the start. Maps are well detailed and trail is missing some blazes. Trail is a bit muddy but easy to traverse around.

Make sure to grab a free trail map at the start. Maps are well detailed and this trail has a few sights off trail: an old cemetary, barn, and frog pond. Trail is a bit muddy but easy to traverse around.

Not epic but a nice ramble.

Great trail. Some parts of the swamp trail were flooded (but I guess that’s what happens in swamps ;) ) Overall it was very well maintained, and was dog friendly. Also, everything was very well marked and easy to figure out which trail I was on at all times.

Great trail.

very pretty, and there's a little stream.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Great trails and love how close they are to us. Heads up though...make sure you have the right map. The one we picked up at PF Trailhead behind St. John Vianney was wrong. Found out 6 miles in. Thought we were on the Red Trail,
b/c our map didn't have the Pink Trail on it. Very uncool. If we hadn't found another map that had been dropped on the trail by another hiker (thank you God), we'd have been in trouble. Got a much more vigorous workout than we planned and made it off the trail, just before it got dark. Whew. Close one. Great trails though. Bridge Spur is cool. Learned some lessons...Red (trail) means Red. Pink means pink. If a color is not on your map...don't take that trail. Also, always bring matches to make a fire, in case you get stuck on a trail after dark. Geez...amateurs! :)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Awesome trail. Love the scenery. Not crowded and the hills give an excellent workout. I hike this trail often.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

first time at this place and we are excited to return to discover the other trails this place offers. besides seeing one other group in passing, my hubby and I were alone on it. we veered to the right after parking and ended up trying the newer Pink Trail. although we didn't make it to the Raft, we promised to see it using the trails north of the creek. The trails are wide, serene, full of beauty and the elevation differences were quite the workout. it is rated moderate to difficult and that is on point. worth repeating and worth the adventure

Friday, August 18, 2017

Great scenery.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

This aside from Calvert cliffs orange trail is the best in this county in my opinion. The ferry crossing trail was challenging and beautiful. Yes there are a few turn offs at the start where a map would be handy. Our lead hiker kept an eye on the map and we were fine. Next time I do this hike I want to have a car at both ends one at the barn down scientist cliffs road and one down double oak in Prince Frederick. There has been some natural planting and landscaping at the start that makes it Disneyesque beautiful and unique to the many hikes in the area but the predominant stunning scenery is all natural.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

HEADS UP, this route is a combination of three different trails in ACLT. I run these a lot and have them memorized but I would ABSOLUTELY check the map and take a copy from the little barn by the main parking. There are at least three different trail colors and names you'll need to know.

Other than that I am so happy to see ACLT on here!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Some great trails to hike in Calvert County, MD Located in Southern Maryland. Trails are groomed by volunteers and ever growing. Check the website for the 3 entrances to the trails located through out the county. http://www.acltweb.org/explore/trails.cfm

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