Forrest Glen to Backside of Nun's

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Forrest Glen to Backside of Nun's is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patapsco Woods, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Whether you are camping or just spending a day in the Hilton area you would truly enjoy this loop. This loop has many options regard distance and terrain. You could also park at the Swinging Bridge in the Orange Grove area if you wanted to. There are Restrooms and Water Fountains in two different areas of this loop. The kids can enjoy the Tire Park in the Hilton area or checkout the Swinging Bridge down at the River. The Santee and Grist Mill trails are quite easy and flat but the Forrest Glen and Nunnery Trail will be a long up or down hill pending your direction. To shorten the trail a bit you could hike the inner Santee trail, which is in a open field along the power lines. The Pigs Run trail is another option but you would have to break trail to to hike into the main park area. There are a few small stream crossing but they are very manageable. The only section you will see a lot of bikers and walkers will be on the Grist Mill because it’s Flat and Paved.

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5 months ago

Once you get off the Grist Mill Trail (heavily populated), this route has a nice entry point through a cool tunnel with running water that opens to rocks and trees. The trail meanders along water, has a couple rocky areas, and is peaceful amongst the trees. You may find a mountain biker or two in a couple areas, but otherwise it's lightly trafficked and really puts you in nature. You'll come across butterflies and wild berries. I took a friend here and we really enjoyed this hike.

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