Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing 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.

hiking
19 days ago

Very easy, neighborhood trail ... here is 4 min video https://youtu.be/XUPEtrDMwvc

Overall a nice trail. There are many more loops that are on the trail map, but not Alltrails. i had to pull up the AllTrails map quite a few times to find my way, as the trails aren’t very marked.

Lots and lots of stuff on the trail

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blowdown
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Great frontcountry trail passing 4 waterfalls, 3 of which are quite large. Also features a nice grove of old-growth hemlocks. Some rocks and hills to negotiate, but doable for most people. Remote location means it is not too crowded. I had a great visit here.

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over grown
2 months ago

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muddy
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

The park itself is HUGE and perfect for family outings such as bbq’s and the trail is easy to say the least. There’s at least 5 miles worth of concrete trail for those pushing strollers or for those who don’t want the added difficulty of a natural trail. The off trail has a few muddy spots and roots to climb over so u don’t suggest carrying the striker back there. But there us plenty if concrete trail inside the actual lark grounds to walk/exercise in without having to worry about the excitement of the unknown in the trail. Be mindful of horse poop when in the off trail and there’s an abundance of aquatic wildlife for nature photographers. Unfortunately the only drawbacks are the lack of maintenance of the trail and the amount of trash on the ground.

Trail is easy and popular but the waterfalls definitely do not disappoint

Run away horse, tour of Fort Fredrick, Big Pool, Western Maryland Rail Trail. Fun day

Falls are great but it is a zoo full of people and only take about 20 minutes to walk the entire thing

Flatwalk. Nothing exited

So damn sick it’s not even funny. Mind blown with the speed you can get coming through here.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy paved path, road crossings all have lights, mostly shady.

Cherry Creek Loop- pretty fun downhill with whoops, rock jumps and other creative obstacles to jib off of. Better to ride counter clockwise.

It’s mostly gravel which makes for a loud walk! But the abundance of shade is wonderful. Relatively flat. Park at mile marker 99, head downriver to marker 97, turn and head upriver to marker 100. Return back to the car and you’ve done a 10k.

Great for biking but makes for a very boring hike.

crowded. easy short well maintained hike with high quality waterfall. family oriented

very rocky witch makes the uphill very difficult.

We did the side trail that you can bring dogs on. It was beautiful by the falls. Short and simple hike.

Wonderful lake! Well maintained and lots of natural beauty.

road biking
3 months ago

An urban trail - I encountered enough issues that only the Georgetown stretch along the Potomac River before climbing away from the river would bring me back. Use the C&O trail. Same trailhead, MUCH BETTER experience. The parking area/situation in Georgetown is bad. There’s a much better parking lot up river (away from Georgetown) at Fletcher’s Cove that is accessed from Canal Road NW. If the the upper lots are full, take the tunnel downhill which will take you to a very casual parking area by the river that moves at a much slower pace with plenty of spots to park and places to relax. The Bethesda to Silver Springs stretch is extremely urban and riders will compete with busy traffic, bad signage, several dismounted crossings, unmarked detours, and bad signage (that’s worth repeating). The end of the trail, like many stretches of the detoured route, isn’t marked at all. There’s no trailhead in Silver Springs and no off-street parking if you wanted to take a one way trip. The stretch running along the Potomac and C&O trail however is very nice and rates a higher score; I’d give it a 4. BUT, I recommend bringing your patience. I encountered quite a few people who had no clue about trail etiquette and I encountered clots of people standing on the trail chatting, bikes parked & blocking the trail surface, etc.

road biking
3 months ago

Amy & Bill.

Very nice place for a Sunday afternoon post lunch walk. The place is very well kept and the bike ride from DC is entertaining.

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muddy
4 months ago

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