Morning Choice & Old Track Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trial, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
229 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


historic site

Great Section for trail runners, mountain bikers, walkers and hikers. Share the trail! Tree jumps abound but there are loops for walkers to bypass them. There is a small stream crossing where you have to step on rocks. This is a good trail to use trekking poles. Parking at Landing Rd. or at the top of Cascade Falls trail can get crowded. Only other option is to park at the swinging bridge (River Rd.) and hike it all the way up.

6 months ago

The main Park road into the Avalon section was blocked off due to a house fire on South Rd. The water pumper truck was connected to a fire hydrant. Because that area was closed I decided to drive up to Landing Rd. and hike the Morning Choice trail section. I first planed to hike 2.8 miles but ended up hiking 4.4 miles. The Morning Choice is a long trail which is well defined and marked. If you go off that main section you well see that many other trails are NOT marked but they do connect back to the main run. Today I added the (Barley and Hops) trail which is considers as a Horse and Biker trail. I hiked this to try and create a loop without back tracking. I also added the two Connector trails to gain access to the Ridge. I added mileage. The Ridge trail is the true butt kicker. Big ups and downs !! Great Day and it was almost 80 degrees but windy as it's been for a week now.

11 months ago

nice hike, even including a stream to cross.... twice!

trail running
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Great trail, not a lot of traffic

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice Hike

trail running
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great trail and great views. There was a bike race going on and got confused by the signs. Great trail though!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017