General's Walk Foot Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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General's Walk Foot Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indian Head, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
154 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

2 months ago

Better than a standard state park hike. Nice short loop on the banks of the Potomac. Mostly flat with a couple of short steep areas. Cluster of historic structures at south end of loop. Trail maintenance could be better, and a few additional markers at trail junctions are needed. Overall, I enjoyed this hike.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Went hiking with husband, 5yr old and 10mo old. Scenic, quiet, not a difficult hike at all

Sunday, July 01, 2012

A great trail. Generally suitable for all ages. The trail is divided into a lower section and an upper section. The lower section starts on the river side of the campground and loops around towards the park HQ. It is a single footpath wide in most parts but is easy to navigate.

The upper section starts at the top of the campground and winds around and up the hill, ending at General Smallwood's home. It is more scenic, featuring a stream. The path is generally much wider, but there is a much steeper climb at the end.

I walked the trail the day after a major thunderstorm and found many places on the upper section where the trail was partially or completely blocked by called trees. It was always possible to make my way around, but it might be worth inquiring about the status of the trail at the park HQ before starting.

6 days ago

Saturday, June 23, 2012