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.

Very good

Is such a beautiful place, I recommend this if you like natural trails. This place is a dog friendly, horse friendly. The trails might be a little confusing , so I’ll recommend take a picture of the map or take your phone with you in case you get a little lost. Love this place.

5 days ago

Definitely cold in the tunnel and some beautiful bats! Waterfalls on other side of tunnel were very nice. Definitely take a flash light as it was very wet and muddy with all the rain we are having.

10 days ago

Very nice outing with our dog. Surprisingly we met very few other hikers.

A little muddy but very enjoyable. All the dogs we saw were on leashes, which I appreciated.

A lot of fun running, walking a dog, mountain biking

mountain biking
11 days ago

Just rode this with my 10 year old son & he had no issues, I'd rate this as easy instead of moderate.

Beautiful trail, nice mix of sceneries. The trail is actually 7 miles.

trail running
12 days ago

I enjoyed this trail. I turned it into a 6.3ish mile trail run by including the high school trails. All trails are marked pretty well, you just need to be aware of your surroundings.

I’m sure the scenery is better in the spring, but overall, not a bad outing to enjoy nature. I saw / heard several different types of birds to include a blue heron and an up close view of a red hawk.

Did in two sections this fall. Nice!

14 days ago

Amazing day...trail was very muddy in spots...birds were abundant

Great trail, not as crowded as other parts of the park. Parking is limited, but seemed sufficient for the morning crowd. Mainline trail is a nice easy walk along the river with some opportunities to scramble up some rock cliffs. The ridge loop is more challenging but offers some fantastic views. Be sure to check out the Camel Den "cave" near Daniels rd!

Great workout for people just starting to hike. The trail around the lake provides some beautiful views. Just be aware that the park closes at sunset. You will get locked in if you aren’t out in time. Fortunately, the rangers are really nice and helpful.

Trails are not clearly marked.

Beautiful trail. Well marked on the Patapsco river side of the trail with north white on red patapsco north through trail markers. Hike north past the convergence of two rivers. Look for double trail markers which indicate a direction change. follow the red on white south Patapsco through trail makers as the north markers go across the river. The trail is not well marked. make sure you look for double trail markers which indicate a change in trail directions. Easy to get lost at granite quarry, lots of different trails.

A little under 4 miles around the lake but with climbs so it’s a good running work out.

Great trail but gets very muddy when it rains.

We took our 5 and 7 year old daughters to hike this trail and it was great. We went on a mild December day so we weren't able to get in the water but the view of the falls was still worth it. It's a short hike with plenty of interesting features for kids. We made the short drive to Eden Mill Nature Center afterwards to round out the day. We will definitely be going back!

Maps provided and well marked trails. Port-a-Potty in parking lot. Swamp & Flint Trails are super muddy. Check the website for Trail conditions

Well marked Trail. No bathroom

24 days ago

Very nice (I would not say moderate) hike with good river views and interesting scenery. Should take between 2 and 3 hours depending on pace. I would recommend parking in the lot across from the Woodstock Inn and crossing the bridge to pick up the trailhead. Very muddy in parts but wasn't an issue with good hiking boots. There is also hunting allowed on the property so be sure to wear orange this time of year. I agree with other reviewers that the trail isn't clearly marked in parts so download the map ahead of time. Worth stopping for a burger & beer at Woodstock Inn after your hike!

One of the better hikes in Patapsco

Did this hike 12/19/18. Excellent hike did the full loop. Had to cross to streams so just be careful doing so. It was a lot of up and downs but not horrible great work out. There were mange hunting signs up so use caution. Maybe where something bright. Awesome place pretty well marked used the app a few times just to be sure.

It was a nice but also sometimes very strangeous hike. Unfortunately not marked well.

1 month ago

So it is a beautiful place even though it is December. It however is really poorly marked. There are a lot of marks for the yellow trail though and those areas seemed to be the best taken care of. I am not sure how well this trail is maintained in the summer as it seemed like it was pretty overgrown in some areas the further you get on the trail. Overall though my youngest loved it and we all enjoyed our day. Do make sure you have the app with you and a map though, otherwise you could find yourself out here for a very long time.

11-18, Nice hiking trail in Montgomery County. Unclear when to turn back around. Took us 1 hr 40 mins. Lots of birds & pretty water.

Beautiful walking trail in Montgomery County with tons of history! Today was pretty cold and muddy. The trail took us about 1 hr 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. We passed only one other person. The trail marking was not as bad as we expected based on previous reviews, but could be improved in a few areas.

Love it! Just keep an eye out for the markers, you may miss one and have to backtrack if you're not vigilant.

1 month ago

Although I did not like having to cross the bridge prior to beginning the hike, I did enjoy several other features. I would consider this trail a solid "moderate" hike. It had quite a few inclines that were rocky and the leaves made the footing a bit more difficult than I would have liked. But I did enjoy the wildlife (deer, beavers, blue jays), the flowing water and the open landscape on the back half of the climb. Overall, I enjoyed the trail!

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