Ridge Rockburn and Hop the Snake Trails Loop

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Ridge Rockburn and Hop the Snake Trails Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenartney, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
410 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


This is a great trail loop if you are pressed for time. The complete Rockburn loop and this part of Hop The Snake is a well used flat trail. The walk from the parking lot at the playground and the Ridge Trail section is a bit uphill.

3 months ago

The Rockburn ( PURPLE ) loop is in my opinion the easiest section of the Avalon area. Once you have hiked up the Water Bars ( Ridge connector ) you will see the Rockburn sign. The entire loop is a well used and marked. Many bikers are always on this section but the trail is plenty wide. Its fairly level with small ups and downs. This loop would be idea for anyone just getting into hiking or mountain biking. There is no water crossings unless you hike part or all of the Hop The Snake trail ( Blue ). Part of my recording includes the New Ridge extension. It's not yet finished but much of it has been cut out already. What's not cut out has flags you can follow. I saw bikers on it today.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

nice hike through the woods, with a stream crossing on the Hop the Snake portion

6 months ago

Saturday, July 15, 2017