Patuxent Branch Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Patuxent Branch Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jessup, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
7 days ago

Always a nice peaceful nearby connection to nature

13 days ago

19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

We wanted to go for a hike nearby for Mother's Day. It was a perfect day for it. Due to the recent rain, we also wanted a location that wasn't too muddy. The trail was not that crowded, surprisingly and it was beautiful. There are two reasons that I didn't give it 5 stars. First, there were several forks in the trail that were not clearly marked. This is where the All Trails app came in REALLY handy! Second, because it is so close to major roads and highways, it took away from the peaceful nature of the beautiful scenery. So when you look at all the beautiful pictures, keep that in mind. Other than that, it was a perfect day!

1 month ago

walking
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hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

This is a great trail. I loved it. Especially being able to walk to Lake Ehlron.

2 months ago

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backpacking
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hiking
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8 months ago

Very nice trail just too crowded unfortunately.

9 months ago

nice paved trail!

9 months ago

Great for biking and running!

road biking
9 months ago

Nice trail for a fairly easy bike ride. Half paved, half gravel.

trail running
10 months ago