Patuxent River Scenic Trail, Blue, Yellow, Green and Brown Loop is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Upper Marlboro, Maryland that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

partially paved

river

wildlife

no dogs

8 months ago

A rambling review: one of my favorite places to go for a hike. I know the trails pretty well and they are well-marked. As usual, people allowing their dogs to crap in the middle of the trails and walk off-leash is annoying, but the place is still nice. Geese are numerous too (goose poop near the old airfield is everywhere), and in places hikers have to watch their footing thanks to excessive trail damage from horses and mountain bikes. Campsites are nice with clean bathrooms. Beautiful views from the various overlooks near the river. Combining several trails can get you 10 or more miles of hiking, with lots of options for shorter hikes.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Only ran into one other person on trail and he was orienteering. It was marked ok but I was expecting more sights. A little boring due to my expectations but if you want peace and solitude, no problem. Some trails are marked "no dogs, no Horses, etc".
Park ranger on duty was not particularly friendly. Maybe she was upset that she had to work holiday. Entered at JugBay area.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

awesome

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I used the red trail to get the most distance. It had several steep climbs that forced me to walk my bike up. I probably rate it between easy/intermediate because of the uphills and some sudden drops. The trail is not really twitchy unlike Rosaryville. I encountered some red stakes in the end that led to nowhere so i used the pavement.

trail running
Sunday, July 05, 2015

The directions take you to the beginning of the red trail. I went just past that to the visitors center and down to the right near the museums. Behind them start a brown trail which connects to green. Roughly five mile loop of woods and small inclines and just beauty. Very fun. Secluded, not crowded at all. Takes you near marshes and runs along the river. Definitely will do again.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

I do believe this trail says its a beginner trail. i belive its between beginner and intermediate a lot of good trails. Trails are marked kept up I would stop in and get maps so you know which way you want to go if they have any. I would not follow the directions that are on this cite they take you to Mount Calvary is where I started my track but it's better to go to patuxent wildlife which is mark and park their.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

this is the first time back on a mountain bike in two years. this trail had a variety of uphill and downhills. In the past few weeks it has rained quite a bit so the hills had washed out some making it necessary to get off my bike and walk up. but other than that it was a good ride

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012

This was a great biking trail. We are tourist riders and go for scenery, we enjoyed beautiful wooded setting as well as marshy waterfront including variety of wildlife from slider turtles, osprey, blue birds. It was an easy ride through the woods on red trail. We rode over bridge and entered Merkle wildlife park extending our ride another 2 miles. We rode for 3 hours total round trip. I would definitely do this again and highly recommend to all riders, hikers, horses. All trails are cleared and well maintained. We rode on paved areas all the way back.

walking
19 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

hiking
Thursday, October 22, 2015

road biking
Friday, April 25, 2014

birding
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

hiking
Saturday, June 02, 2012