Explore the most popular birding trails near Boyds with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 months ago

Warning -- might be closed for hunting right now. I haven't been there, but the DNR website says it's closed for the 2 week firearm hunting season, which looks to be 11/24/17 through the second weekend of December. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-deer-hunting-firearms-20171124-story.html
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/publiclands/central/schaefferfarm.aspx

mountain biking
11 months ago

Really fun- definitely on the intermediate side, but well worth it, and a perfect place for people newer to the sport to cut their teeth

mountain biking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Been riding Schaeffer Farm for 10 years. One of my favorites. However, it is very popular with a lot of clubs, student riding groups, and summer camps. So expect a fairly high degree of traffic during prime season. Watch out for inexperienced riders back there in some of the blind corners and hills. There are some spots where riders get moving a bit too fast and have trouble avoiding collisions. It's an intermediate trail and some go a little faster than they should in spots with poor visibility.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trails. needs some clearing work in parts. hanging brush was a little much. whoop section was awesome

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

A bit awkward sharing the trail as it seemed like mountain bikers were the main users of the trail, but I don't mind. I loved the change of scenery on this trail. One minute, you're in the woods, next a cropfield, next a river. I don't mind views, but some might not be overly impressed.

Monday, October 24, 2016

the trail is beautiful and large enough that you don't run into a lot of people.

horseback riding
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Been riding this trails for 10 years and they never get old! Plenty of parking for cars and horse trailers and easy to read maps

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Went with my fiancé and two kids ages 9 and 10. The trail is fairly easy with a few up and down hill. Intensity level is pretty low. The trail looks like it is made specifically for bikes (looks really fun!)and I am planning on going back with my bike.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Fun but hard mountain bike series of trails. Very well marked with inter winding trails thru out. The orange offshoot to the yellow trails has a series of switch backs which were really tough, but fun. Used but never too crowded. Nice you can ride both directions.

hiking
Saturday, July 20, 2013

First part of the yellow trail is a nice walk in the woods. I has fortunate to see a coyote!

mountain biking
Monday, June 10, 2013

Great intermediate level trail, with moderate uphills. Singletrack is well maintained. Some sections are downhill turns, with a dropoff on one side, so pay attention. Not too many roots; some logs in place with alternate route options if you don't want to jump the logs.

I like this trail as it is quick and moderate level, with we'll maintained track.

trail running
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My favorite running trail! Beautiful, natural single track trail. Well marked. There is enough elevation that you can make it a leisurely run or a real burner. If you are extra motivated, vere off on the orange or yellow trail. 95% forrested shade. Several easy stream crossings. Crowded with bikers on summer weekend mornings, but still manageable without headphones. You can have it all to yourself on the weekdays. Truly a gem for trail runners.

hiking
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Decent hike...I felt like it was 50% good and 50% ehhh. I'm not a big open field/crop hiker, so I guess that's why I didn't like the whole thing. Tons of wildlife and the wooded areas were kept up very well. The trail itself was labeled very well and everything was clean, which is a huge plus.

I would come back, but perhaps try another trail.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This is a great after work ride near me. It's definitely not primarily hiker used though. It's primarily used by mountain bikers and horses.

walking
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