Greenbury Point Trail

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Greenbury Point Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Annapolis, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

This is a hike of Greenbury Point. Greenbury Point is by the Naval Academy golf course. There are two hikes here. One that is 3.3 miles(Nature Center and Tower Trails) and a 2 mile (Tower Trail). There is also a Nature Center here and an active rifle range in the area. There are signs posted when the range is active. The Nature Center trail is very over grown and can be a bit of a bushwhack at times. The tower trail is a dirt road and is used a lot by walkers, joggers and bike riders.

3 days ago

beautiful views, the overgrown nature gives a feeling of being enclosed in a sort of forest fairytale at some points. Amazing view of baybridge, the eastern shore, tankers, annapolis, and the naval academy.

I'd like to note that biking this trail is super fun too.

2 months ago

Sorry to see all the negative reviews. As pointed out in the description there is an active range on some days. When the gates are closed you should not go around them. It’s an active range.
To see if the range is active check https://mobile.twitter.com/NSAAnnapolis.
Yes it is overgrown. MWR doesn’t take care of it. More folks should complain to them. www.navymwrannapolis.com
There is an Contact Us link on the page.
Hope this helps.

hiking
2 months ago

Attempted this recently - completely overgrown and not taken care of at all. There were several trailheads but none were able to be hiked. Also, be sure to check for ticks if you do attempt, found 6 on myself and 2 on my wife.

4 months ago

http://explorerannapolis.com/greenbury-point/ (Click link for very accurate description.)

Really surprised by the negative reviews. Yes, it’s rustic. Isn’t that a good thing, once in a while? It’s quiet, and there are many places to stop and enjoy the view. It is rarely blocked off for walkers. If vehicle gates are closed it is quite easy to see the well worn paths that go around fences and gates for the hikers. If you like something that is highly developed, I guess you won’t like it. But if you like natural, rustic beauty, just the sounds of nature, and long portions of the path that go by the Bay or Severn River area, you can’t beat it. Some don’t like the view—when you’re not by the water you are walking by natural areas with brush and grasses that attract certain kinds of wildlife.

hiking
5 months ago

I live in Annapolis and wanted to get in some quick exercise so I figured why not try this. It would have been nice if the website told you when it is closed to public parking. There was a roadblock for a rugby tournament so you could not go to the parking area. After reading other reviews on here, I am not even going to try to go back on a different day.

walking
8 months ago

Great views of Annapolis and the bay, but not a very picturesque walk.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waste of time. Fenced off on main trail. Others completely overgrown. Very disappointing

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

A significant portion of this trail passes through a live firing range. Along with steep drop offs, an overgrown path, and no trail markers, it is far from child friendly. This was not worth the time.

mountain biking
Monday, August 07, 2017

This is an easy ride & hike/walk for active kids. It has some great views of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay, and you're almost guaranteed to see an Osprey flying around. My 6 & 4 year old love the trail and think the antennas are "cool".

Monday, July 31, 2017

I found it really difficult to find the trails. Wandered around for quite a while before I saw a trail head behind the nature center. Even that one was closed off by gates although some other hikers seem to ignore the warnings. Trails either terribly overgrown or paved and not marked. Not what I was expecting. Did I miss something?

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

NSA twitter feed not always current

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Great trail for walking dogs. Wonderful views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. You can also see Annapolis at one point.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Since moving to Annapolis in March, I've always wondered what was over by those three giant towers I can see from my neighborhood. Mystery solved! Some nice hiking/walking/running trails! Very enjoyable for those wanting unique views of Downtown Annapolis and the Bay Bridge. Nice nature trails and a small dirt road/path looping around the towers. Glad I explored it, but there are better trails nearby for hiking. :)

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

This trail wasn't what we were expecting. More of a service road than a trail, most of the trail is enclosed in overgrowth with a few spots to peak out at the water. The bay-side of the trail did offer more views of the water including a view of the bay bridge. Perhaps the most prominent feature of this trail are the three metal towers in the middle of the loop that really take away from the aesthetic of the hike. Overall this is a decent trail if you're in the area but I wouldn't make a trip out to go see this. We will not be doing this trail again.

Monday, September 05, 2016

This trail is extremely overgrown and NOT child friendly as much of the overgrowth is face high and thorny and some of the trail has STEEP DROP OFFS TO THE WATER with no guards. Wear off trail shoes and long sleeves.

walking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice easy walk with views of the Severn, Annapolis, Naval Academy, and the Chesapeake Bay. We took or kids and dog. There is a cut through by the first radio tower to make it shorter if your kids start complaining:) If your take the northwestern section behind the Nature Center the certainly use bug spray or wear pants.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

This was the first guide that i put together.
It is a very nice trail with a lot of wildlife to take in.
I hope anyone who downloads it enjoys it. Be safe and hope to seeyou out on the trails.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Please anyone using this guide after you have hiked the trail please submitt a review.
Thank You.

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