Explore the most popular dog friendly 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 walking through the creek

2 days ago

This trail had awesome scenery and even though very muddy at times an over all great trip. I wouldn’t suggest hiking this trail after a very heavy rain bc you are hiking though old creek beds at times and here are certain areas where the runoff from the hills/mountain above run right across the trail. We would most certainly recommend it!

Was okay...but honestly it could be marked much more clearly. We were always a little confused about which trail led where!

Busy trail although we did visit the day after a holiday. Parking lot was full at noon but the ranger let us wait in line until a spot opened which only took 10 minutes. Bring your water shoes to cross the river and get a better view of the waterfall! Trail is nicely shaded.

Trail was beautiful. Early part was more secluded. recommend pants if you don’t like grass brushing you. We wore shorts and were fine though. When we went (summer) some of the old pond trail was not completely cleared.

The lake is beautiful and as a result can get crowded.

Very scenic trail. We saw a lot of wildlife. The farms aspect was also very nice. The trail is pretty well marked, but if you're doing the loop you have to know when to switch from following one trail to another. Some parts of the trail were actually maintenance roads. No complaints there, I just want others to know that they should definitely familiarize themselves with the map beforehand since you'll be between trails at some points.

Kinda hard to find. Enjoyable once you’re on.

Wow. This trail could be something really special. First, it is easy to access. And, it follows a stream, so the elevation changes are minimal. It’s mostly treed, too, which is perfect in the summer.

What’s missing, you ask? Oh my gosh. Bridges. There are so many stream crossings. A few have good bridges or wooden planks. The rest, you are on your own trying to step onto slippery wood or rocks. We had to make our own bridge from a fallen tree on one crossing. Another we had to take our boots off to cross. This state park could do a lot better trail maintenance. My husband and I are young and in shape, but we agreed that several people probably get hurt at crossings each year.

I would recommend this hike in the late summer or fall when the water levels are lower. Or hiking in your water shoes!!

9 days ago

It’s been a year since my last trip here. I brought my puppy for a nice hike and wasn’t disappointed. There is plenty of shade and places to sit for water breaks; it is kept almost completely trash free; and it’s secluded enough that, if you don’t want to run into people, you don’t have to. I can see how the parking could run out, but there is another parking area near the pier that has plenty of space.

Great hike took my sister and our dogs. My lab loved the access to the river and the trees provide amazing shade for a cool walk. Fantastic Day!

Sorry to see all the negative reviews. As pointed out in the description there is an active range on some days. When the gates are closed you should not go around them. It’s an active range.
To see if the range is active check https://mobile.twitter.com/NSAAnnapolis.
Yes it is overgrown. MWR doesn’t take care of it. More folks should complain to them. www.navymwrannapolis.com
There is an Contact Us link on the page.
Hope this helps.

Awesome trail. Get there early for parking though.

A beautiful, fairly easy hike, with awesome falls at the end. For the return trip, you can go up the hill through a less travelled trail. Not blazed, but stay on the trail, you can view the main trail below and not get lost.

The climb up to the overlook hidden behind the graffiti covered bridge abutment was steep and overgrown in most spots but the view once at the top made it worth while. Be careful crossing the train tracks, they are active and heavily used.

9 days ago

Very short trails but nice for a quick jaunt with the pups. Mix of wooded areas and meadows. Bubbling streams and a small river make pleasant sounds while hiking. And the "hidden pond" was alive with croaking frogs (toads?). And the berry bushes were a pleasant surprise! But beware a LOT of poison ivy so use common sense and normal safety precautions.

on Double Rock Park Trail

9 days ago

Very pretty park in the middle of a residential area. Trails are marked but its easy to get on different trails throughout hike.

Nice hike--climbing two peaks (both ways) on this out-and-back hike. Very, very rocky--need sturdy soles. I made the mistake of wearing running shoes, and my soles were so sore after 10 miles. My hiking partner had sturdy hiking shoes and fared much better. Two big road crossings. Two stream crossings. Mostly shaded/wooded trail, a few open grass crossings. Lots of muddy areas on first .5mile of trail. Wonderful ATC stewards working on the first section. By the time I had returned, it looked spectacular!

Great place to take kids! Saw lots of wildlife and was a great loop.

Hiked about half of this. Easy.

My dogs and I love this hike and visit it often.

Very secluded. Much more than we anticipated. We went on July 6 and the mosquitoes were so horrendous we had to turn back after only .3 miles! The mosquitoes were attacking us even with bug spray and they were also all over the dogs. Very beautiful clear trails perfect for dogs, just not during bug season! Might be nice in fall and winter.

Great biking path around and through DC under the trees. 23 miles round trip through sylvan woods and history. Occasional restaurants along the way in Georgetown and Bethesda.
A real Gem.

13 days ago

4th of July:
Quick 1-mile loop after a meal and a movie before nighttime fireworks. Great trail, it’s marked, and will definitely return to do the whole thing!

Good two hour walk. Saw a great old abandoned house with a vulture sitting on the roof. Great river access. Will be back with our kayaks!

14 days ago

my wife and I decided hike this to help her prepare for a longer 26.6 mile trek in September. This trail offers good views of the river and is pretty easy going. The trail was extremely muddy in areas and was a little frustrating trying to negotiate 5 inch deep mud pits. Lots of deer and sign ...but we were disappointed that we didn't see any bear.

Superb...:first time hiking alone and using this app!! Trail so peaceful with highlight walking along the creek.Apparently this is the hottest day and it felt wonderful...nice and shady.

Be aware their is a fee to get in. I thought this trail was pretty with the marsh and swamp views but the bugs were ridiculous. We have never been attacked with bugs like this on any other hike. So we decided to take the other trail (the access road) on the way back.
Due to the Cliffs recently crumbling down, a lot was blocked off but it was still a pretty view. Be aware the beach has no shade and don’t count on finding a shark tooth.
I suggest going early on the weekends because it does get crowded as the day goes by.
A fairly easy hike tho.

21 days ago

Attempted this recently - completely overgrown and not taken care of at all. There were several trailheads but none were able to be hiked. Also, be sure to check for ticks if you do attempt, found 6 on myself and 2 on my wife.

22 days ago

We arrived at 10am on a Monday and it was already filling up. Get here early!

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