Best trails in Frederick Municipal Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Frederick Municipal Forest, Maryland? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, 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 10 moderate trails in Frederick Municipal Forest ranging from 2 to 10.7 miles and from 711 to 1,751 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Rocky Stream Bed Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 40 m
Rocky Stream Bed Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#2 - Buck Flats and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Buck Flats and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and Show more
#3 - Three Pond Circuit
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
As of December 10, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary road closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Nice forest trails and several natural ponds in prShow more
#4 - VW and Knuckleback Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
VW and Knuckleback Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#5 - Lawn Mower, Rocky Stream Bed Trail and Kubla Khan Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Great hike. Scenic and challenging.Show more
#6 - Connector, Lawn Mower, and Catocin National Recreation Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Connector, Lawn Mower, and Catocin National Recreation Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as mShow more
#7 - VW, Knuckle Buster and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
VW, Knuckle Buster and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#8 - 9 Ponds Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
Forested trail that passes by 9 ponds. Show more
#9 - Three Saws Trail to Catoctin to Rocky Stream Trail
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
First section is an excellent mountain bike trail. Halfway through there was an intersecting trail coming from the right. At the summit, there is a very interesting looking pine tree area. Then take tShow more
#10 - Frederick City Watershed via Catoctin National Recreation Trail
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Frederick City Watershed via Catoctin National Recreation Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. ThShow more
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