Spicebush Trail (Blue Trail)

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Spicebush Trail (Blue Trail) is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kettering, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

Blue Trail At Watkins Park

hiking
2 months ago

I can see where this would be a difficult trail to follow during full foliage. I loved this hike, and we added the green blazed trail toward the end. The easiest place to park and pick up the trail is at the Nature Center, not the entrance as marked on the AllTrails map. Recommended for leashed pups. Be warned, the trail may not be officially open for the season yet and the insane windstorms this week downed trees which makes for a bit of awkward and sometimes difficult bushwhacking to get around the obstacles. This was a serene, quiet and gorgeous hike on a 50 degree winter day. Note: it is about 50% wilderness, 50% obviously suburban with homes along the park. It did not significantly detract from the experience, since the beautiful river, marsh, stream and pond views more than made up for it.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was OK and it had several benches to rest on. I hiked clockwise. Between the picnic area and the power lines the trail got within 30 to 50 feet people‘s backyard. At one point, the trail was within 5 feet of someone backyard. The trail was overgrown.

10 months ago

I would not call this path kid friendly. It was highly overgrown and not well maintained or used. there were many times where I was not sure which way to go to follow the path however it is very shady and not very hilly

11 months ago

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Thursday, July 07, 2016