Explore the most popular hiking trails in Frederick Municipal Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy, but 5.7 miles for us due to a wrong turn.

Nice, easy trail and shaded all the way. The trail is not marked and there is very little parking; only room for about 6 cars. Most of the trails seem like runoff channels and foliage is not overgrown on the trail. You have to cross a stream about 3 times. We were there about 4 days after a heavy rain and the water level was only op to our knees at the deepest point. This is a nice, light hike.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful water element with great forest canopy on almost the entire run.
Very nice!

This is a short, scenic hike that features three large ponds and opportunities for viewing wildlife. Parts of the hike aren't well-marked, but if you turn right at all of the intersections, you'll be okay.

Creek is still pretty high and fast (over my boots), so might be a little intimidating for little ones. There are several creek crossings, all more than ankle deep. Imagine it would be more inviting after drier weather. Trail is not marked. Take a fairly sharp left after crossing the creek. There is an inviting trail that heads straight up hill, but it isn’t this Trail! In fact, there are trails all over the place,so use the All trails map to keep you on course. The trail itself, although a bit rocky, is beautiful, running next to the creek with fairly open woods and beautiful mountain laurels. I bet it’s spectacular when they are in bloom. Will definitely try this one again.

hiking
2 months ago

Went here with the kids and it was an easy trail to do. So much so we went around it twice! It was nice to have plaques around the trail with information about the various trees around the trail. The first half was pretty worn so the path was clear and easy, the second half however was overgrown in some parts and there some areas of the path that were washed out. Overall easy to do with kids and a dog.

Short, easy hike but be prepared to get a little wet. There are several stream crossings. Good for young kids.

easy hike. took about 2hrs 15min. 2 creeks and 3 ponds.

Great trail with numerous stream crossings and only saw 1 person on a gorgeous day!

Um NO. This trail began by following the (very sporadic and oddly placed) blue tics, which led me to a dead end/yellow trail after 6 MILES. I had to call freaking 911 and finally I followed the yellow path to get to Gambrill road which was three miles away from where I parked to begin this trail!!! The policeman wouldn’t have even found me as he was driving away from me as I came out onto the street! I was waving frantically ; he had to back his car up and drive me back to my car. I no longer trust this app.

Great ride in my Jeep JK. Love the views and woods.

Great ride in a 4x4

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Amazing! The nature here is one of a kind the ponds among the best I've seen!

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