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

Great hike in the morning. Lots of Spring birds including Bluebirds and Woodpeckers. Crowded after 10, like a bus dropped off 100 people! Parking up and down the road got full!

Great Saturday morning hike. I wouldn’t call the loop a hard hike, maybe a medium hike.

on Green Ash Trail

6 days ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

Views weren’t great. the waterfall was nice, but wasn’t part of the extended loop

Hiked to Black Rock last weekend. Trail was clearly marked, no issues navigating. The first mile is a bear, but after that it's smooth sailing. A lot of foot traffic. Saw maybe 40-50 people between the parking lot and Annapolis Rock and only saw maybe 5-6 people between Annapolis Rock and Black Rock. Worth it to go to Black Rock. Equal views to Annapolis Rock even if the rock itself isn't as picturesque and as a bonus I had the whole place to myself.

Will definitely go again, just need to go on off peak hours.

Note: Annapolis Rock has a privy if ya need to go.

I was a bit thrown off by the first leg of this trail as it runs parallel to I-70, though the rumble of traffic subsided after the first mile. Overall, this was a nice walk through the woods. I would probably rate is as “easy” as the hike was mostly flat with minimal inclines - which makes it suitable for families! The view was great.

First time hiking this trail... My son took me & we had a blast! Rain, a little snow at the top, & still a beautiful breathtaking view! I’ll definitely hike this again!

Rob Blair

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.

Drove over 2 hrs for this hike and it was well worth the distance! Easy to find, well marked and maintained trails with exceptional views up top. 10/10.

24 days ago

I found Washington Monument, but the trail was hard to follow after that

I don’t think I’ll hike it again.

Easy nearly all level forested hike, good for all experience levels. Wear lots of insect repellent; there were a ton of ticks, mosquitos and spiders.

This trail takes you around the old mill and by the Susquehanna River. It also takes you to a small man made waterfall that is truly beautiful.

This was a fun hike with some good scenery. I kinda did it in two loops by accident. After coming back to my truck I figured out the part I missed and hiked that too. My recommendation is to start hike to left of mansion. Just go under pipe crossing up stairs and bear left. Historic walk to white land of promise. I'm pretty sure you'll walk by big tree other people have mentioned. It's big! From there follow rock run yellow and you get to walk along nice creek for a little. When you come to man made dam cross road to Wilkinson and grab the orange blaze ( left) from there. After that your on the trail according to app. This way you'll come down ( later) ridge trail red and that's a pretty good ascent.

One of my favorite trails in the area!

Lots of great lookouts along this trail. I would say hiking it normal and save Chimney Rock for last!

Fun, challenging, remote trail. Was only able to do the southernmost section by Gambrill State Park. Would definitely complete more of this trail, especially when it's not a blizzard.

Great hike. And nice views of the valley below.

Gorgeous in the winter with all the icing. Very easy leisure stroll, not at all difficult.

Great hike. Did it in the rain and the foggy view was still gorgeous. Worth the work

easy trail. We went when in January. Ice on the falls were beautiful!

quite muddy in some places and gps would not work at the beginning of the trail so it was a bit of guessing. but in all was a fun trail with challenges and easy spots.

Hart Miller Island State Park is only accessible by boat. Hiking, biking and walking are the main activities, as of now. The island, a former dredged material containment site, is currently under development. The south cell, approximately 1/3 of the island, was opened in 2016 to visitors. HMI is recognized as a major bird watching destination in the Chesapeake Bay region. The trail on the south cell is mainly a flat perimeter road installed for maintenance vehicles and tour buses. It now encircles the entire south cell. It is somewhat hilly but an easy hike or bike. There is also a short pond loop trail. As of now, during the open season, DNR provides bikes to visitors for free. The #1 reason to visit HMI is the awesome and picturesque views of the Chesapeake Bay. From this elevated trail. The 360 degree vistas are breathtaking. Knowing what to expect, comfort stops, benches, interpretive signage and shade structures make for a great place to run, hike, walk or bike. I recommend sun and insect protection.

2 months ago

We took a 12 year old, a 6 year old, and a 4 year old. The trails were slick and even icy in some spots but the kids had a blast.

Fun trail! Did this one on a cold January afternoon but it was nice. Park at the end of a residential road; seemed strange but you are in the right spot! Pass Black Rock by another mile and you can see Annapolis Rock

Easy nice walk. Beautiful evergreens.

We went to Md for this hike with yankee selena zach and jesse and myself and zach and cade! we loved this hike!

Well maintained. I love the interpretive tree signs and the signs along the canal.

Nice hike to a gorgeous view.

3 months ago

somehow it was about 9.5 miles, but great fall trail!

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