Fair Hill Orange Trail is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Elkton, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
Covered Bridge start, hilly forest and meadows, beautiful MD views Very well marked with orange blazes. Turn left out of parking lot and follow along river. As you approach bridge, watch for sharp left and begin a steep climb. Follow blazes for the entire trail. (turns use double blaze with top blaze signalling direction). We hiked the trail in July and constantly stopped for rasberries along the way. Watch out for poison ivy. Parking is $3 resident and $4 out of state. Maps available at office for $6. Good web site: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/fairhill.html
Well marked, easy trail. I took my 11 and 7 year olds with me and they loved it. They especially loved the Nature Center play area. We saw lots of horses, too! It was a bit long for them, but there are shorter options.
Was very fun but easily got a bit confused on how to get back. No worries we retraced our steps and we're there in no time!
Our 3.3 mile hike turned into 6 because it was hard to keep to the trail. Watch out for the horse poo! Not too many good sights, when you reach the nature center and follow the trail it gets harder!
so many choices, great trails, not difficult. great for hiking, running and off-road biking. Also good trout fishing and of course horse back riding!
Great hiking area. Saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife. Was surprised at the height of some of the trails overlooking the Big Elk Creek.
lt was an excellent hike. beautiful horse trails and very nice scenery. saw lots of wildlife and plenty of beautiful trees.