Monocacy National Battlefield Trails

EASY 43 reviews

Monocacy National Battlefield Trails is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Thomas Farm and Middle Ford Ferry Trails. This is a two part trail. Thomas Farm trail is 1.75 miles and Middle Ford Ferry trail is .25 mile. Thomas Farm-This trail covers the part of the battlefield where the heaviest fighting took place during the Battle of Monocacy, on July 9, 1864. Middle Ford Ferry-This trail explores early settlement of the Monocacy Region and provides peaceful views of the Monocacy River and the surrounding landscape.

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29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trails, not a lot of people, Worthington Farm tails is hilly

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, can get really muddy after a lot of rain though.

walking
2 months ago

you know what'd be even better about this place? being able to enter the house.

i must've tried every single window; apparently they've got locks.

also the hill close by? very nice.

backpacking
2 months ago

Civil war historic spot. Good for walking around. Good spot to take kids/dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

After a long day in the car, it was great to stretch our legs and complete the River Ford Loop at the Worthington Farm and the loop at the Gambrill Mill.

5 months ago

6 months ago

walking
9 months ago

There are actually five different trails within Monocacy Battlefield: Thomas Farm, Junction Trail, Gambrill Mill Trail, Ford Loop, and Brooks Hill - all at various stops within the battlefield tour. I've completed the Thomas Farm loop so far.

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

Awesome

11 months ago

I do the loop for a trail run a few times a year...just a nice all around trail...a little of everything as far as scenery goes and the trail is in decent shape...enjoy my time here...

walking
11 months ago

Ford Loop Trail: 1.6 miles
Walked with the pups just before sunset. Mosquitos are a tad annoying when the breeze stops, so bug spray is recommended. Pretty consistent elevation with a few small wooden bridges and lots of grazing cattle and deer.