Middle Patuxent Environmental Area Trails

EASY 52 reviews

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area Trails is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clarksville, Maryland and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

whitewater kayaking

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Limited parking but it's a great trail system and well maintained. Hikers Only and I love it. The area includes all flat earthen dirt trail with only a few muddy spots but you are able to walk around them. A few foot bridges are a nice added touch to take you over the feeder streams leading into the Middle Patuxent River. The trails along to river are truly beautiful and the river is loaded with fish to see. Really nice swimming hole down at marker number 9. This trail system contains woods, great river views and even a few meadows. The large portion of the entire trail system is in the shade. Only the meadows are in the sun. Note: At the very first Tri-Connector of trails don't take the first left. It's not a trail. It's a TICK jungle.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Nice easy trail. Some pretty pastures and water. The markings could be a little better though. It is in a nature preserve and there are some areas that look like trails but are off limits

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

snowshoeing
6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

It's easily accessible and not usually very busy- loops are easy to combine to make a longer run

trail running
6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

Easy trail for hiking with young kids.

birding
7 months ago

If you'd like a quick hike this is a great one. 2.4 easy miles. We did it in the winter but I'd bet it's pretty in spring/summer. Encountered several other hikers. There is a nice trail map that explains all the environmental improvements they r attempting.