Monroe Run Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Monroe Run Trail is a 9.6 mile out and back trail located near Grantsville, Maryland that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1322 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

river

hiking
2 months ago

Trail needs some TLC. It was very overgrown. If it weren't for that, I would have loved it. I'll probably try it again, but maybe in the fall.

10 months ago

I was limited on time so only hiked in a mile and a half from Big Run Park. Nice traverses across the stream. Relatively flat. Probably would be nicer with more leaf fill in late spring or summer. Will hike more of it next trip to the area.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. There are a couple trees that are down but are easily passable. You cross a steam quite a few times so there is some danger there especially for an inexperienced person.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Long moderate hike. Very quiet and peaceful. It was fun crossing the stream so frequently.

backpacking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

The water was low in many areas and there were A LOT of stinging nettles; nonetheless, it was a good hike. Our group did not see anyone one else during our stay. Camped overnight near the stream and had an easy walk out in the morning.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2011

We hiked about half the trail starting from the New Germany Trailhead. It was a great hike and really easy, aside from climbing back up to get back to the trailhead. Lots of stream crossings give you a chance to cool off, and very few crowds on the trail. Good place to take your dog for a hike. Only warning is the stinging nettles that line much of the trail once you get down by the water. Luckily you can wash off in one of the the many stream crossings to relieve the itching.