Underground Railroad Experience Trail

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Underground Railroad Experience Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandy Spring, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

This is a pleasant walk that demonstrates typical terrain faced by escaped slaves making their way to freedom on the underground railroad. Features of the trail are marked by the little white signs shown in the picture. These sign are the only markings on the trail and one must be careful not to wander off on one of the many unmarked side trails. If you elect to walk up Meeting House Road, please observe silence near the Friends Meeting House if it's Sunday. The road is private property.

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It was an interesting walk with beautiful bridges

2 months ago

The trails are not well marked. This was rather frustrating.

2 months ago

Not too difficult and was a beautiful way to spend time hiking close to home. With a small child, it was perfect and not hard for him either.

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Woodlawn Park is quite nice. Amenities and bathrooms are abundant and a welcome site for pre-hike relief. While laden with history, in terms of natural beauty the Underground Railroad Trail this time of year is rather underwhelming. After a few days of rain the creek is still low but wild flowers are starting to bloom. The well established Underground Railroad Trail is easy to follow as it is marked but there are other trails that are unmarked that could be of interest.

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