North Point State Park Trail

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North Point State Park Trail is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near Sparrows Point, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wildlife

1 month ago

some parts were had too much water to cross, others were assisted with boards etc. trails are great and well maintained. Forgot I was in Bmore county!! great hike! so nice and quiet

recorded Recording - Mar 17, 12:40 PM

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

It's February and the temperatures were in the mid 60's. - Beautiful day to take the dogs on a hike. - All the trails I have been on for the past few days have been mud holes. - Same goes for here too. - Somebody has rode a 4 by 4 thru the dirt trails and screwed them all up. - We had to hike the paved road to get out of the mud. - Some trails had inches of standing water and we had to back track. - With rain coming I guess it's time to hike Blacktop only. - I didn't have a problem because my hiking boot shoes are waterproof. - I told the wife she had the wrong shoes on.
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hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Trails are blazed well. Black Marsh Trail was flooded and should have had a notice at the trailhead. Port-o-potties at the Park entrance and by the visitors center.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

This is one of my favorite local trails, except in summer when the flies can get out of control. There are several smaller side trails to explore and you can also walk the road, a nice option when the trails are muddy or waterlogged. Really cool history surrounding the old amusement park here - I've only been able to go inside the visitor center once, but the old photos were amazing. The trolley station is my favorite part! It costs $3 or $4 Memorial-Labor Day if you live in state, and you can't bring dogs down to the beach during the summer. Honor payment system in the off-season but they do check passes.

hiking
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Definitely one of Maryland’s best trails. The walkways are well maintained and clearly labeled with signs. There are lovely view points (the marshland, many bay views, lovely forest views). Overall, this trial has made my top five in Maryland.

walking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Unless you are into military history, I found nothing spectacular here. Unmarked paved walkways, broken picnic tables, graffiti, and liter. Not well maintained. Would be nice to bring a child just learning to ride a bicycle, or a casual stroll - if it were cleaned up.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Had a great time. Well marked routes.

walking
Monday, March 20, 2017

North point is a nice place for a quick family walk. The trails are mostly concrete and the brush is maintained.
The loops are short so getting lost is near impossible.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This is one of my favorite trails for a casual day. it is all flat and has a beautiful scenery. There are a few extended short paths to discover as well as the main loop.

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

This was an enjoyable hike that is not too far of a trip from Baltimore. Despite the fact that it is late fall, there is a lot to see, and the shoreline and forest views are no less beautiful. We meandered around the main trail and took several of the smaller off-shoots. The abandoned building on the Power House loop has some cool graffiti inside and is worth a look. I also had fun looking for sea glass on the shoreline. The trails themselves were well-maintained and clearly marked. Overall, we had a great time!

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Love this park....frequent it with my daughter. We have seen a number of wildlife...Turtles, frogs, foxes, woodpeckers, herrings, snakes...and its pup friendly most of the yr. The beach is a nice place to relax on and just look for rocks. Also during the winter months its frozen over...great pictures, lots of photo ops....

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Beautiful trail, has a beach and places for people to fish. Five stars!

bird watching
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nice year round walk. Takes you through several different habitats including marsh, forest and field.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

I've been back a couple times since my last review from here and i'm so glad! Much better experience. The Power House trail and the shore views made it the best hike!

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Came for a Mother's Day jaunt and was pleasantly surprised! The park has two fishing docks and a small beach! Many picnic tables and grills are sprinkled around the grounds nearest the water. The hiker-biker trail was relatively flat and somewhat marshy. There are many different vista points set up for bird/creature watching along the trail. We were very glad we visited in early May; it seems like it will get quite buggy when the Maryland summer humidity kicks in. If your looking for a low-key afternoon of wandering and exploring, this may be a good spot for you to check out! If you are geared up for a real hike with inclines and rocks scrambles this may not be the place for you!

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was really mellow, not too busy, and clearly marked. We didn't get to enjoy the shoreline but we will be back next time to really explore.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Nice park and trails

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great place for a quick hike with great views of the Chesapeake Bay. There is a good beach that not too many people know about by the old building which is a great place for off leash fun for the pup.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Trail did not look at all difficult from what i saw of it. I'm a new hiker and didn't know the bugs would be so merciless (maybe they were having a bad day, who knows). Live and learn, you will need your "bug off" for this one.

hiking
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Easy trail with both human history and natural history interest. The Nature Conservancy of Maryland (where I work) has developed an audio tour that you can take with you on the trail to better understand what you are seeing at points of interest along the way. (see link)

Monday, June 02, 2014

Pretty!

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Light hiking beautiful views on a sunny day! Our dog loves it it here and so do the kids lots if different things to look at mostly all flat walking .

hiking
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Good Birding. Nice views of Chesapeake.

walking
Friday, June 01, 2012

area has a high amount of horse flies.

bird watching
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trail is nicely maintained. The trail passed through wooded areas and along edges of open fields. We have walked and biked trail and also have taken our dogs. The differing habitates make this area good for birding.

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