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Best trails in Dickerson, Maryland

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Looking for a great trail near Dickerson, Maryland? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail 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 Sky Meadows 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. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Dickerson ranging from 0.6 to 7.7 miles and from 219 to 1,276 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 Dickerson, Maryland
Top trails (21)
#1 - Sugarloaf Mountain and Northern Peaks Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
If you get there before 8 am the gates will be closed and you can either park right there where the gates are or go down the road to the left and park in front of the field to the left.Show more
#2 - A.M. Thomas Trail to Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 27 m
#3 - Mountain Loop to Northern Peaks Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
#4 - Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
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#5 - C&O Canal Towpath: Monocacy River Aqueduct to Calico Rocks
Dickerson Conservation Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
An excellent wide, gentle, shaded trail with views of the river. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt or gravel and typically between three and eight feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated under 3%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse at least the paved portion of the trail.Show more
#6 - Sugarloaf Yellow Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
A very rocky trail with several steep grades that cuts through a mature oak/hickory forest, including some small American chestnuts. Provides access to White Rocks, a series of cliffs overlooking the Monocacy and Potomac river valleys. Wildlife is abundant, including an occasional black bear.Show more
#7 - Sugarloaf Mountain via Mountain Loop Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#8 - The Sunrise Trail to Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 30 m
#9 - White Rocks via Northern Peaks Loop
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
The parking lot for this trail fills up quickly so it is recommended that you arrive early! The view at the white rocks is stunning and you'll have plenty of chances to spot wildlife along the way.Show more
#10 - Northern Peaks Trail to Mountain Loop Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
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