Perimeter Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Perimeter Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Upper Marlboro, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bridge out

Good mountain biking trail. Unpaved and well maintained single-width path through the woods. Watch for roots, branches and other hazards. Traffic is in both directions. Lots of good elevation changes and challenges such as creek crossings without bridges. Loop entrance map claims that it's a 9-mile loop but different GPS units show between 9.5 and 10 miles. Trail is adequately marked but there are a few spots that aren't immediately clear.

mountain biking
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

There were a lot of bicyclers on the trail, which I did not like because it was already too narrow for 2 hikers side by side. Be sure to look down otherwise you'll trip. overall, great hike in an area that I never thought to check out.

mountain biking
16 days ago

We took our 10 and 12 year old boys for their first intermediate ride here today. It was a very nice combination of uphills and downhills. Several of the little bridges were partially washed out, and we had to carry our bikes over a few larger fallen trees, which was pretty fun (probably just due to recent flash flooding). It was a fun and challenging course for the kids, especially with the terrain and tree roots that cover the almost 9 mile ride. Nice time, and I'll be back.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Very good trail and challenging run workout. Did a training run this morning (counterclockwise). Since its single track had a couple close calls with mountain bikers but everyone was cool/friendly! Plenty of shade, only about four very short sections without tree cover.

trail running
1 month ago

Excellent trail! Nice canopy. Decent elevation.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

nice day hike. did it in 3 hours.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Ok. There was a lot of mountain bikes.

Very challenging

trail running
4 months ago

Nice trail for getting some miles in, not too technical - a good training loop.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, easy walk with a few ups and downs. Narrow trail is shared with mountain bikers, no issues. Didn't see many people and the ambience was quiet.