Cross Island Trail: Kent Narrows to Terrapin Nature Park

EASY 9 reviews

Cross Island Trail: Kent Narrows to Terrapin Nature Park is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grasonville, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

This is a relatively flat and well-maintained paved trail that is suitable for all ages. The trail has several boardwalks that cross over multiple streams and creeks, offering beautiful views of the Chester river. Towards the Kent Narrows trailhead, the trail brings you though a dense pine tree forest that fills the air with the fresh sent of pine. Towards the Terrapin Park side of the trailhead, the trail brings you through Love Point Park where there are restrooms and water stations. This is also a great spot to give younger riders a chance to play on the swings and slides. Parking is available in Terrapin Park at this end of the trailhead, and at Kent Narrows Center towards the Kent Narrows trailhead. If you’re adventurous (and have a mountain bike), you can follow the trail though the crushed oyster shell trails in Terrapin Park, which will lead you to a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay and the Bay Bridge. Note that this part of the tail is not paved and not suitable for road bikes.

6 days ago

Have always enjoyed this one with my family. Great for bikes.

road biking
2 months ago

This is a relatively flat and well-maintained paved trail that is suitable for all ages. The trail has several boardwalks that cross over multiple streams and creeks, offering beautiful views of the Chester river. Towards the Kent Narrows trailhead, the trail brings you though a dense pine tree forest that fills the air with the fresh sent of pine. My family and I have been riding this trail for many years and make it a point each season to pick up the fallen pine cones to make homemade Christmas decorations and bird feeders. Towards the Terrapin Park side of the trailhead, the trail brings you through Love Point Park where there are restrooms and water stations. This is also a great spot to give younger riders a chance to play on the swings and slides. Parking is available in Terrapin Park at this end of the trailhead, and at Kent Narrows Center towards the Kent Narrows trailhead. If you’re adventurous (and have a mountain bike), you can follow the trail though the crushed oyster shell trails in Terrapin Park, which will lead you to a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay and the Bay Bridge. Note that this part of the tail is not paved and not suitable for road bikes.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

mountain biking
Friday, May 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, June 30, 2012