Patuxent Branch Trail

MODERATE 53 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

we expected more things to do on the trail. just good for walk.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trail, they could've done a better job marking where the trail continues in some areas (e.g. by Patuxent Branch Middle(or was it High?) School).

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Moderate? It was flat and paved and posed no difficulty. I wouldn't call this a trail. More like a paved suburban path.

trail running
5 months ago

Always a nice peaceful nearby connection to nature

5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months 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!

6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago