Old School House - Holly Tree Loop, Wye Island

EASY 7 reviews

Old School House - Holly Tree Loop, Wye Island is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Queenstown, Maryland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, January 25, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

hiking
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wye Island is a great place to go for a walk on the shore. We did the longer version of the loop which comes back by the Holly Tree (which really is pretty big!).

There is a very secluded area about half-way out to the water on this trail which is an open meadow area surrounded by newly planted trees and forest. A great place to eat your lunch.

We've done it with the entire family (12,10,6,2) and the trail was wide/easy enough for the jogging stroller the entire way.

The only hitch was when we stopped for water on top of a tick nest and found ourselves with 30+ on each of our legs after ~1 min of stopping! A little bit of freak-out from the younger ones but was fine after we kept moving.

They bush-hog all the trails on the island but this is done on an ad-hoc basis without prior-planning (I called to find out) so hitting them right after being mowed (which is the best time) will be a bit of luck.

birding
Monday, September 08, 2014

nature trips
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We only did the section that runs straight to the water and back to the parking lot but it was a nice easy walk for me and my two small children. We will go back and do the full loop some other time, what a nice place this is. Lots of horses out and about when we were there and hunting is allowed here so mind what time of year it was.