Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. As with most of Maryland's State Parks, a park map is available at the park office. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, this state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. There are also hiking trails which meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area's geological history. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available in the day-use area.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trail. Well marked. A couple of elevation changes, but mostly along the ridge. Not much in the way of views, but we did see several deer and some skittish chipmunks.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

That was a nice hike..ups and downs..Enjoyed it..and a lake view was nice..I parked my motorcycle on mt atena road and started from there..Had myself some blackberries along the way before crossing the small stream..

The loop is very nice yet pretty easy. When you go onto the actual Appalachian trail, the first part is hard and very steep. After you get through that, you need to pay close attention to the tree markings, I got confused and lost my way and I ventured off the trail a bit on accident. Great hike though and when you get to the top to the structure it is totally worth it.

1st half mile not so easy

Not many views along big red trail, but it was still a nice little loop. The challenging parts are mostly along the AT and Bartman's Trail. I recommend starting at the visitors center and going from there. Took us about 5.5 hours. Also, as a side note, park staff are super friendly and helpful. Unfortunately my phone died halfway down the AT trail so my recording is incomplete.

hiking
3 months ago

Good walk got the heart rate up a bit.

4 months ago

there's a couple inclines but nice variation of terrain and overall pleasant hike. I only ran into 5 people on the whole trail. no grand views or anything but its nice to be on a loop for convenience.

I started this hike from the Greenbrier State Park Visitor Center, took the Bartman Hill Trail, connected with AT, reached Washington Monument and back to the Visitor Center, total 6 miles with 1,600 ft elevation gain. It was a good workout with a view at the monument. Paid $3 entry fee per car at the Greenbrier State Park gate.