Best trails in Damascus

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Looking for a great trail near Damascus, Maryland? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Patapsco Valley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or Great Falls Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Damascus ranging from 1.9 to 6.1 miles and from 449 to 803 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Damascus
Top trails (6)
#1 - Logger, Purdum, Kingsley and Windy Ridge Trail Loop
Little Bennett Regional Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Logger, Purdum, Kingsley and Windy Ridge Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Damascus, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#2 - Lewisdale, Purdum, Kingsley and Loggers Trail
Little Bennett Regional Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Lewisdale, Purdum, Kingsley and Loggers Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Damascus, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. TShow more
#3 - Magruder Branch Trail
Damascus Recreational Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
This is an 8-foot wide hard surface trail. The first three-quarters of a mile parallels a park road and climbs gently up to a ridge while being mostly in the open sun. A few water fountains and restShow more
#4 - Little Bennett Creek
Oak Ridge Conservation Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
Little Bennett Creek is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Damascus, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#5 - Beaver Valley, Woodcock Hollow, Mound Builder
Little Bennett Regional Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Beaver Valley, Woodcock Hollow, Mound Builder is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Damascus, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#6 - Lower Magruder Trail From Damascus Recreational Park
Damascus Recreational Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This is a natural surface trail that connects the Magruder Branch Trail to the Upper Seneca Creek Trail. There is no parking area at Log House Road. This trail is best used as a connecter. You'll wShow more