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#11 of 906 state parks in Maryland

Best trails in Elk Neck State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Elk Neck State Park, Maryland? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Elk Neck State Park ranging from 1.7 to 6.6 miles and from 29 to 278 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Come to Elk Neck State Park to enjoy Chesapeake Bay, with sandy beaches and wooded bluffs with views.

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Map of trails in Elk Neck State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2369 acres
Contact
410-287-5333
Helpful links
Top trails (6)
#1 - Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 53 m
This hike takes visitors to The 35-foot Turkey Point Lighthouse which sits atop a 100-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Chesapeake Bay. The tower dates to 1833 and is opened for park visitors on SaturdShow more
#2 - Beaver Marsh Trail (Orange Trail)
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h
The Beaver Marsh Trail makes a full loop of the beaver marsh pond at Elk Neck State Park. This trail is also listed as the orange trail on the Elk Neck trail map. The trail offers a variety of differShow more
#3 - Elk Neck State Forest Trails
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Elk Neck State Forest Trails is a 6.6 mile loop trail located near North East, Maryland and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.Show more
#4 - Elk Neck State Park Trail
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 52 m
Elk Neck State Park Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North East, Maryland that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used foShow more
#5 - Whitebanks Trail
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Parking for both areas is inside the fee area. If you aren't planning to use the boat launch or swim, then you'd be better off parking on the Mauldin Mountain loop. You can access the trail by connectShow more
#6 - Elk Neck Black Hill Lookout Tower
Elk Neck State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
Elk Neck Black Hill Lookout Tower is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North East, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more