Piney Run Park Trails is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sykesville, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
252 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports





wild flowers


5 months ago

Went there today it’s a beautiful park definitely go back love it

6 months ago

Great spot to hike, bike, fish or boat. Payment for entry per vehicle ($5 for Carroll county resident). Would go back again.

9 months ago

****WARNING**** During winter months, the park’s traffic gates close at 4:00pm. If you intend to stay in the park past 4:00pm, please park your car in the small parking lot just outside the gates, or risk your car being locked in for the night.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

note that there is a $10 fee for entering the park if you are not a Carroll county resident.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Great place to take your dog and hike. I only wish there was more of it. The trail are well maintained and scenic too.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Beautiful lake to hike around but I didn't find the trails to be particularly well marked. Advise taking a look on line to see the full layout of this park before heading over.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lake trail is great. first half along the water, second half through the woods. nature centers with owls was a hit for the kids.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

This park was perfect on an October afternoon. Likes of trails to explore and beautiful views. I could (and did) spend hours there.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

nice trails for beginners.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

It's easy and fun for family and there is a cool waterfall where you can climb the big rocks all the way to the top! But your not allowed to go in any water or rivers

Friday, January 29, 2016

It was a fun, easy hike. A great one to do with family. I remember going to piney run when I was very young with family and friends, we would hike probably 1 mile (the distance I am not certain) to a pine forest where we made forts out of fallen branches. It was a great time and seemed almost magical back then. I highly suggest it.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nice easy trail. View of the reservoir were very nice.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Nice easy hike for all. Bush trails big clean and opportunities to do other activities like kayak, canoe and fish

Monday, March 09, 2015

Enjoyable walk on the trails but wasn't marked very well and upkeep seemed a bit poor for the trails. However, those two complaints are most likely if not definitely the result of the park not being fully open for the year.

Friday, July 04, 2014

This practically used to be my backyard. It was with in great walking distance from house, and I would hike it just about every weekend! Really loved this park!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The horses and escrement are on the equestrian trail. The nearly 5 mile trails on the other side of the reservoir are very nice. We spot deer every hike. Check the map to differentiate the horse trail.

mountain biking
Monday, September 02, 2013

I found this trail to be loaded with horses, lots of horse excrement and many hikers. Too short to be worth while. Too many hikers to get a good ride.

mountain biking
Friday, June 15, 2012

Tackled this trail yesterday in about an hour. Started off very nice, down hill and mostly flat. I started at the parking lot on Martz rd. Trail is well maintained. Borders a quiet neighborhood, so be good out there. At the far end of the trail, you can continue to ride over the dam and to the other side. It is a beautiful scene from the dam.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

trail running
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