White Trail

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White Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jarrettsville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

Park in the rapids parking area on Route 24. Take the purple blazed trail from the parking lot to the white blazed loop trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Really good hike! It’s mostly up hill to the King and Queen seat. Definitely will feel it in your calves. The view is worth it though!

2 months ago

Pretty hike. Parking at Wilson’s picnic area, follow the white blazes the whole time if you want to match the AllTrails map. It was 3.1 miles total. If you want a reward at the end, go right at the first split. If you want to be at the Seats in 10-15 minutes, follow the trail straight uphill. There is one road crossing. This was an easy trail for our dog (a big lab) as well. Parking is $4.00 for non MD residents in the Wilson’s parking lot.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Started off on the purple trial and then completed the white trail. Broke my ankle at the end but would definitely hike it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy/moderate trail. Great view!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike in steep terrain. Start at the parking lot by the rapids, then straight-up to the King and Queen Seat rock formation. Great views! Then off on a loop hike on the white and red trails. Great Fall hike.

4 months ago

This is a trail I grew up hiking. Its an easy trail if you park at the top, and moderate if you start from the bottom. It's quite a steep hike from the bottom but isn't very long. The view is very worth it, especially in fall. There are some side trails that are worth exploring as well, and a few play grounds for children.

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyed the peacefulness of the trail. Beautiful views and not hard to hike in the snow/ice.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a fantastic hike, although we did come on a rainy day so we didn’t get as many spectacular views we were expecting. The key point is the ridge and made the trip worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Some of the climbs will test you, unless you're in great shape. Stopping by the King and Queen seats a must.

7 months ago

easy and short but pretty

7 months ago

Enjoyed this trail. Lots of rocks in the trail so watch your step! The view from the king and queen seat is breathtaking but also crowded. The rest of the trail did not offer great views but was very peaceful. Only ran into a few other hikers outside of the king and queen seat.

hiking
7 months ago

Wonderful views at the King and Queen Seat on the White trail. Parked at the Wilson picnic area and completed the loop, which in areas was challenging for our group in some areas, but so worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, short hike to the overlook. Went while it was raining so we had the place to ourselves, but climbing on the rocks was a little scary (wouldn't recommend!)

hiking
9 months ago

Great hiking! Went on a weekday and it wasn't very crowded. Great view at the King and Queen Seat overlook. The rapids were crystal clear off of Route 24. Beautiful park!

hiking
9 months ago

Was good but a lot of people on the weekend.

hiking
10 months ago

If you want the steep ascent first to get to the King and Queen's Seat quickly, you want to go clockwise (left) from the Wilson's Picnic area. If you want the gradual ascent to reward you with the view towards the end, then a steep descent, go right and take the loop counterclockwise. I was expecting more rock scrambling than there actually was, but the view made up for it. My 5 and 11 year kid managed the trail but it was tough and maybe a bit too hard for the younger one in that he was exhausted by the end.

hiking
10 months ago

Great time with daughters!

hiking
10 months ago

great hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Wonderful trail! Absolutely love the King and Queen Seats and there's a beautiful view from there

hiking
11 months ago

Crowded with cool views for Maryland.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

This is a great hike! A little steep at times, but clearly marked paths make staying on the trail easy. I would recommend hiking this during autumn as the views of the trees that have changed colors is beautiful from the King and Queen's Seat during this time. Get there early, it gets extremely crowded during both weekdays and weekends because it is a short hike,

Monday, May 15, 2017

Get there early if you want to enjoy the overlook. I got there at 10:30 and there was already someone sitting there. Then more started to arrive. It's worth it to sit on Kings and Queens Seat and watch the buzzards ride the thermals as you look down on them. The rest of the hike was nice with lots of rock scrambling.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nice hike but wish it was longer. Went on a Tuesday with beautiful weather and only saw a handful of people. Would probably avoid it on a weekend b/c I don't like crowds when I hike

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Very nice hike! We couldn't find the trail head at Wilson's Picnic area so we parked at the ranger station. It was beautiful weather and saw a lot of people along the way. All Trails says that the loop is 3.1 but the park reports it as 2.2 miles. Either way, it was a fun hike with lots of good views. We will definitely be back in the fall for the changing leaves!

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nice hike. This was my first time in Rocks State Park. This was my first rock scramble to summit of King & Queen Seat since my foot surgery. I met some people on the summit. One of them show me the easiest way to top of the summit.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

beautiful sights, great history, but slick in the fall with the leaves on the trail. heavily trafficked. our two dogs had a blast!

Friday, November 11, 2016

fun, but crowded

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

A great hike if you're looking for a healthy variance in terrain, scenery and incline! We didn't want too much leg abuse but still found ourselves getting a good workout. Park at Rocks road and take the loop clockwise so you get to experience King and Queens seat near the end as a reward!

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lots of altitude changes. From the Rapids parking lot, it's basically 500ft straight up to King and Queens seat. You can go right though and go for the gradual incline and then steep decline at the end. Definitely will hike again. 2 dogs on leash made it interesting in some parts, but they loved it too.

Monday, September 05, 2016

great hike, alot of people but not too many.

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