The Piscataway Indian Tribe made this section of Southern Maryland its winter camping ground because of the mild climate and abundance of game. Legend says there is an Indian Burial ground in Cedarville State Forest, but to date it has not been found. The headwaters of the Zekiah Swamp are located in Cedarville. The swamp extends Southward through Charles County for 20 miles, emptying into the Wicomico River. The Swamp is one mile wide, and serves as a haven for wildlife. The surrounding land is mostly agricultural fields. In colonial times and there after efforts were made to drain the swamp for cultivation. Drainage ditches are still evident. To this day, the swamp remains wooded bottom land. In 1930, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park and Wildlife Service purchased 2,631 acres of land for a forest demonstration area. Later 879 more acres were added to bring the total to 3,510 acres. Cedarville was the postal address for the area, hence the name given to the State Forest. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps, under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, developed roads and trails for fire protection and future access for the development of the area.

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this with the dogs. There is two trails in this one.
Brown trail is 2.5mi
Green trail is 1.9mil
The outside loop is around is around 3mi
I did the brown then the green making my hike 4.4mi.. the dogs will sleep good tonight.

trail running
26 days ago

I stopped here in between site visits for some shinrin-yoku. It was a great trail run because it was easy enough but with constantly changing terrain. It was scenic enough to make the run pleasant; however, it felt Remote enough to motivate me to keep running so that I didn't get stuck in the woods without camping gear. Definitely check it out if you are in the area. There's no scenic outlook. You're constantly in the woods on this trail.

Love this trail. Hiking with the dogs, just went yesterday 9-24-17 there’s a spot that is sad on this trail that looks like it was clear cut or had a forest fire.. ☹️ hope it grows back fast!!
BTW there are geocaches in the park!!

hiking
4 months ago

Great views and well mapped out. Not always wide enough for 2 people to walk side by side.

Nice long hike.. The trail changes a lot. Hard dirt, mud, sand, roots and rocks.. recommended boots..
FTW lots of geocaches in the park

An ok trail but not much for scenery.

mountain biking
9 months ago

love this trail and the trail is actually 7 miles not 6 miles