Looking for a great trail in Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area, Maryland? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, running trails, views 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area ranging from 1.9 to 4.9 miles and from 567 to 708 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area (NEA) is comprised of 1,900 acres of serpentine barren. The area has over 39 rare, threatened, or endangered plant species as well as rare insects, rocks and minerals. Rare grassland plant species are threatened by invasion of Virginia Pines. Currently, a five year effort of removing 1,000 acres of pines and prescribed burning are underway to return the area to natural serpentine habitat. Gnarled tree at Soldiers Delight There are seven miles of marked hiking trails. Equestrians and cyclists are prohibited due to the sensitive nature of the area. The visitor center has meeting rooms, a reference library and exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the area. The visitor center is located at 5100 Deer Park Road in Owings Mills, Maryland. Call in advance to get current visitor center hours and upcoming events. Soldiers Delight has two areas (at Ward Chapel Road and Deer Park Road) open for bow hunting from November 15, 2008 to January 31, 2009. A valid managed hunt permit is required. In addition, a Patapsco Valley/Soldiers Delight annual bow hunting parking permit is required. This permit is valid at Patapsco Valley State Park, Soldiers Delight NEA and Morgan Run NEA only. For further information, please refer to the hunting guide (see below).

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muddy
14 days ago

this trail was certainly easy, clean and kind of plain. good for just a casual walk, but wouldn't consider it a hike.

Went with my Dad for a first day of the year hike (2020)! It was fun and beautiful

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muddy
rocky
17 days ago

Nice hike for the first day of the new year.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
21 days ago

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muddy
23 days ago

muddy
26 days ago

we went on a warm day in December and really enjoyed it.

Neat trail with lots of variety! Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots since it’s pretty rocky, and would recommend pants even in warm weather since parts are a bit overgrown with brambles

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rocky
1 month ago

Good trail for cooler weather, because there are huge swaths without shade. Could be better marked in spots, but a good bike overall!

Decent trail. A lot of sticker bushes along the trail. Crossed 2 small streams. May be an issue if it had rained hard and recently.

hiking
3 months ago

My first trail! I enjoyed it, my husband and I turned it into a Day Date! it was very rocky and the trails were narrow. we also got confused at the beginning of the trail. but thanks to this app, we figured it out! can't wait to look into other trails

hiking
3 months ago

So beautiful wow . Literally ethereal just go

on Serpentine Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk through grassland and wooded area.

as a runner you will miss plenty of scenery because of the million rocks you try to avoid tripping over.. but for a trail like this, close to population it's very beautiful... some spots have thorn bushes blocking with no way around them

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rocky
4 months ago

as a runner, there are plenty of roots and rocks to trip on... tape your ankles up..if you are walking or hiking its perfect

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rocky
4 months ago

I'm a runner so plenty of lose rocks isn't ideal.. but great for a hike

Awesome hike, bring hiking boots because of the rocks. No hiking poles needed.

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no shade
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Spectacular area of oak Savannah best on overcast days or bring sunscreen/hat! Spray legs for chiggers in late summer.

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blowdown
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

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