Parkers Creek Loop

MODERATE 33 reviews

Parkers Creek Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Prince Frederick, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike. Well marked and well maintained. I plan on coming back later in the spring to see everything in foliage. I also hiked the Horse Swamp Trail which is a 3 mile out and back trail that provides you an overlook of the bay.

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Date: 8/30/2016 Great hike.

walking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

easy enough hike with some good views

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Never crowded, beautiful forest. But the trail has deteriorated over the years. The path through Horsehead Swamp is closed now, which is a shame because it was a great way to view beaver activity. The board system has fallen into disrepair. This is a part of the trail that is worth saving!

trail running
Friday, November 27, 2015

First time on this trail for a trail run. It was so-so in my opinion.
**Make sure you grab a map at the Parker's Trailhead sign in area (at the barn). The trails ARE well marked, but they do intersect and can be confusing.
Positives: views are awesome, the forest is gorgeous and I DID stay around 170bpm for list of the run. A few decent hills made this a fun run.

Negatives: Being fall, there are leaves coating the trail, so it's both difficult to see the trail AND obstacles. I nearly twisted an ankle on rocks, branches and roots more than a few times.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Parkers Creek loop and Horse Swamp trail are my go to for trail running.

cross country skiing
Monday, September 21, 2015

Beautiful forest. The trails are very well marked and maintained. Moderate to challenge hikes.