Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Owings Mills, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
232 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running




wild flowers




Easiest to navigate trail at Soldiers Delight. Typically muddy in the spring and fall, some stream crossing and great views

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30 days ago

Nice easy hike for a beginner. Some areas were slightly tricky because of erosion, and it seems like it could get messy when it's wet after rains. This was very convenient and easy to find but once on the trail doesn't feel like you're only 5 minutes from the highway. The visitor's center is lovely and they have lots of activities posted at least for the summer. Mostly clean as well - only had to pick up three pieces of trash I found and two were in the parking lot.

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5 months ago

nice trail. this was our first hike. a good trail to break in our new shoes and walking sticks. great trail for a nice 2-3 hour quick hike. a lot of people on the trail and dogs but there was enough time that we were alone on the trail

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

A very enjoyable and rather easy hike even on this July summer day at noontime in 90+ degree heat. Most of the trail is in full sunlight. Only about 1/2 mile of it is in the shade. Do visit the visit center if you have the time and if it is open. Very knowledgeable staff. I learned a lot about serpentine rock/soil, chromite, and grassland ecology, and what made this place so unique not just in Maryland, but in the entire eastern seaboard.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

trail running
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice trail. Ran the Choate Mine, Red Run and part of the Dolfield trail sections. Could not figure out how to continue the Dolfield Trail from the 1.3 point on this map, back to Choate Trail. Ended up out on Dolfield Rd and took that back to Deer Pk Rd. Brought home an unwanted guest...a tick of some kind!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great trail. Only thing is that our dog got 4 ticks... Still counting

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

This trail is rated moderate but would probably consider it rather easy. Wet in many spots thanks to the forty days and forty nights of rain previously!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Ended up lost, some areas do not have signs. Almost beware of ticks and chiggers.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Amazing! I love it!