Looking for a great trail near Derwood, Maryland? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 in Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Derwood ranging from 0.9 to 16.9 miles and from 344 to 511 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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mountain biking
muddy
over grown
1 day ago

A very small, easy hike. Liked the fact that there was hardly anyone on the trail. Quite and tranquil. Here is my trip 5 min video https://youtu.be/0UCNKLJqVpE

⅔ of the way around the lake. took some trails off the main one. mostly wide maintained trails.

Great trail for hiking, trail running, man biking and even XC skiing if there is snow

Trail is in great condition, one fallen tree that you have to go over but all in all a very good hike.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail for those who are looking for a good trail to run

It’s a nice and easy trail. Lots of others trails branch off this trail. Have your map on your smartphone loaded and handy.

road biking
2 months ago

Hot ride in the park. Out 2 hours early.

hiking
2 months ago

Wet and a lot of blowdown from last nights storm. Fixed a lady’s seat that moved when she dropped her bike

Hill repeats

Apple Watch counted 3.59 to go around the lake etc. The kids loved it

Great trail to hike after work. You can park at the Meadowside Nature Center. The trail begins to the left of it; just follow the sign To Rocky Ridge Trail. It’s an easy hike with part of the trail paved by the damn side. Met up with just a handful of people, some just walking their dog. Nice, easy hike.

Fun trail, lots of forks, beware of the wet crossing of going with children.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Awesome gem of a trail! We ended up cutting it short, but definitely cool. The ‘abandoned’ parking lots have a walking dead vibe for sure. Definitely coming back! NOTE: bring bug spray!

road biking
4 months ago

too short! they could have extended it on both sides of the ICC.

I've done this trail a bunch of times. When you leave the parking lot and hit the forknin the trail to go around the lake, if you go left you'll get the more natural part of the trail 1st, right and you get the paved path and ugly bits 1st. It's a nice little escape from the strip malls and only ever see a few other people on the path.

The lake is beautiful, but the trail is hard to stay on if your phone dies. Also all the signs not to go in the water are concerning considering you can stay on the path without going through water.

road biking
5 months ago

Easy ride down. Trail much more up/down and twisty than expected

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail, saw lots of birds and a turtle. The trail is nicely paved and is pretty flat/easy to walk. It's the middle of May and there are lots of wild roses in bloom the air smells amazing. I started from the Gaithersburg end and turned back after finishing the first 5 miles, wish to walk the entire trail and back on another day!

Good except for pavement on southwest side.

Did orienteering event so running off trail to find controls

The first part was a bit boring but it was nice hike after the first half mile. If was nice walking parallel to the creek. It was dry so there wasn’t mud. Limited human traffic. Overall a decent hike. There was a number side trails that could be explored in the future.

Only downside is pavement on southeast side. Other than that, ideal trail running conditions.

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect evening hike. Well marked trail around a pretty man made lake. Nothing difficult or exciting, but good for a quick hike or for beginners.

Visually blah. Maybe a good place to run.

hiking
7 months ago

It is local and really really fun to do by yourself or with a group of people.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Perfect conditions, cross country style trail with lots of hill intervals and mix of field and forest. Would not recommend after rain or sunny conditions though. Cloudy cold days are ideal.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike but there’s a few different trails so pay close attention to stay on the trail closest to the creek if you want to follow this hike. We followed the blue marked trail and had to trek through the wood to get back on track. Scenery is beautiful even without foliage. Parking is minimal as you have to park on the side of the road so get there early.

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