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Best trails in Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

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Looking for a great trail in Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Maryland? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, mountain biking 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 11 moderate trails in Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area ranging from 2.4 to 9.2 miles and from 272 to 377 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Fair Hill is a 5,633 acre Natural Resources Management Area, where multiple management practices are employed for the maximum use and protection of Maryland's natural resources. Bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and less than one half mile west of Delaware, Fair Hill is known for its pristine fields, woodlands and natural beauty. At one time one of the largest private land holdings in the East, Fair Hill was formerly owned by William duPont, Jr., an avid equestrian who acquired the farmland as a means to enjoying riding as well as fox chasing. Fair Hill was purchased by the state in 1975 from Mr. duPont's estate. Fair Hill's attractions include the turf course, where steeplechase, timber course and flat races are held Memorial Day weekend with pari-mutuel wagering (www.fairhillraces.org). A pavilion is situated near the historic, rustic covered bridge where visitors frequently stop for picnic lunches. The fairgrounds host the annual Cecil County Fair where some 80,000 visitors attend the weeklong event (www.cecilcountyfair.org). Also located at the fairgrounds is the Edward L. Walls Activity Hall, with a capacity of 350 people. It includes kitchen and restroom facilities, and is available to rent for functions which further the mission of the Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service or the local agricultural community. Fair Hill is open dawn to dusk.

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Map of trails in Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
Park information
Acreage:
5633 acres
Contact
(410) 398-1246
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Fair Hill Orange Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
NOTE: There is $3 fee for residents to park and $5 fee for non residents.Show more
#2 - Big Elk Creek Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Big Elk Creek Loop is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, andShow more
#3 - Strahorn, Creek Road, and Little Egypt Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 9.2 mi
Strahorn, Creek Road, and Little Egypt Loop is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#4 - Fair Hill Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Fair Hill Loop is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. DShow more
#5 - Area B Red Loop Trail
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Area B Red Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#6 - Fair Hill Giant Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Fair Hill Giant Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naShow more
#7 - Big Elk Creek Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Big Elk Creek Loop is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses aShow more
#8 - Fair Hill Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Fair Hill Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding,Show more
#9 - Fair Hill Bike Line Race Loop
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Fair Hill Bike Line Race Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#10 - Gallaher Carriage Trail
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Gallaher Carriage Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
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