Elk Neck is your year-round, travel destination to connect with the vast landscapes and waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The park boasts 2,188 acres of sandy beaches, marshlands, and heavily wooded bluffs overlooking the North East River, the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. As a result, there are several journeys you can take while in the park.

Great kinda trail for multi age families, very easy and clean and beautiful scenery

Moderate trail, couple nice views.

Very easy trail, nice spot to sit and have a picnic.

hiking
15 days ago

Went on this today and did the White Banks Trail which was almost 7 miles total. It was really very beautiful, there was lots of winding sections and the whole thing was in the shade. Make sure you have tick repellent with you as they are out already. Even with tick repellent I did get one on me, so check yourself. Overall it was very beautiful and I would recommend it. If it is a warm enough day then you can hit the swimming area when your done for a good place to cool off.

Absolutely love this trail! It is my sanity.

Love this little hike with the family and dogs.

Very easy trail, kids enjoyed it and had a nice picnic at the light house.

I'd call this a easy moderate trail, scenic views of the marsh and Big Elk Creek. I wore sneakers but probably should have worn my hiking boots, I was fine without poles. Wear insect repellent, there are a lot of mosquitoes, ticks and spiders.

Nice hike and trail is fairly well maintained. There were two places that I paused to figure out the trail path, but the snow may have had something to do with that. Talk about snow, caution, this trail is VERY VERY slippery today due to the snow and the wet leaves. Make sure you hike on a low tide due to the beach walk.

Very easy walk on the main trail to the Lighthouse and a great view. I took the loop which was a little more effort. I told the Ranger of falling trees on the loop path.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice little park, kids enjoyed it.

We liked this trail. We went with our sons (12,15) The footing was a little rough and lots of downed trees along the trail. The only issue we had was figuring out where it ended. It was well marked up until that point. Fortunately, we ran into a couple and followed them. So if you do the trail and come to the beach, hang a right and the trail goes behind the cattails.

Easy gravel trail up to the lighthouse with a great view of the bay. A more woodsy trail loops around to the top too. Can get busy on a nice weekend and the parking lot is small, so you might have to wait to get a space.

The more woodsy paths were barely kept up a lot of fallen trees. Sometimes you couldn't even tell if you were on the paths in the woods. I don't mind the out doors and bugs etc, but I've never been hiking on a path with so many damn spider webs haha.

A nice, quick hike.

Very easy trail.

Great time all shaded trail. Great state park.

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice and easy trail that we hiked after touring the lighthouse and lighthouse trail. You get a chance to get close to the water and enjoy the scenery around you. The majority is shaded which was nice during the summer time.

VERY buggy during the summer as you are walking around a marsh. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray and water! It was very confusing to find the end of the trail because it was not clearly marked. It essentially just ended and spat us out at a beach. I'm assuming that they want you to walk down the length of the beach to the right and climb through the marshy area over logs to head back to the starting point of the trail. During the time that we visited, this was in about 6 inches of water. We weren't sure if that was the way we were supposed to be going, but we eventually made it back to where we needed to be.

GREAT hike. Very easy, as it follows a paved road and dirt path directly to the lighthouse.

Lots of downed trees requiring you to climb over them or under them on the trail. they should build a bridge to cross the water. can be tricky trying to use the logs and rocks. very fun time!

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

We enjoyed our hike in the woods but we weren't sure we were on the correct trail to do a loop. We went out and back- overall 3 miles but it led us back to Irishtown road. The trails could have been marked better, but the overlook was beautiful. We definitely will be back to continue the trails here!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Easy walk and great views along the way, parking is an issue. Not enough parking and everyone parking illegally got a ticket, better get there early. Very nice spot out at the lighthouse, very peaceful until the drone Air Force showed up. Noisy little buggers. MD Park Service should not allow.

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

Was a cute and great little trail. Was muddy so I didn't get to bring my dog, but it was very foggy when we went so it was super cool seeing everything look very eerie! Great and recommend for people first starting out!

walking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Great walk for those starting out hiking. Path is clear and mostly flat with beautiful views at the end. Bring a lunch and a great camera. a little less than 2 miles, a few hills.

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Was a great trail to take. Worth the 40 minutes it took (most of us) to get there. Went with a group of 7. there was parking at the building with white roof that you can see on google maps. We did this trail in the winter (january) so the thick foliage was gone, revealing a great trail. Half of the trail was gravel/dirt road, but still nice to see. Only other concern is that we saw at least 5 hunters on/around the trail this morning, so just plan for that a well. Some of the trailed seemed like it would be hard to find once all the foliage returns. Lastly, the park map doesn't show the last portion of the trail to return the parking lot, but there is an improved trail; so it was easy get back to our vehicles. Again, a great trail, glad we found it here.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Easy in and out, cool view. Type of hike you can do anytime and could bring a good book or lunch.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Great hike didnt see anyone the entire time. About half of it was gravel road and the rest trails. The last part of the trail headed back to my car seemed much less traversed and had more downed trees with brush over the path. This loop is close to home will definitely be doing it again.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

great easy walk took the Dog's. Great View

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Nice easy hike. Views are awesome.

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