Explore the most popular trails near Finksburg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Finksburg, Maryland Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
7 days ago

Okay trail overall. Not my favorite at Liberty (so far I like Coot Peninsula and Middle Run best), but I can see going back when I want more of a stroll in the woods since it’s mostly flat.

Pros: not many people on the trail (at least not on a Sunday in mid November).

Cons: muddy (I can see this getting really muddy in winter or rainy weather since it looks like the trees shade the trail year round), overgrown in many places (even in late fall all but the part of the trail that goes left/east still had thorns, grasses, etc on the trail), trees fallen on the trail (most bad parts had sections to go around them but are probably overgrown in warmer months), not much sight of the reservoir, the end points in the water’s edge aren’t very open so you don’t get great views of it.

This trail was really fun because there were a lot of uphills and downhills. The trail is not marked and is not well maintained. Lots of fallen down trees but are easy to get over - majority of the trail was not cleared so we ran through a lot of overgrown grass/plants. I would recommend wearing long pants/capris and longsleeves just so you don’t get cut up or catch possible poison ivy! great run overall!

hiking
3 months ago

Some areas quite washed out by recent rainfall and the bugs were excessively swarming. However, it’s a simple hike for a nice day.

I really wanted to complete this longer circuit of the trail system, however there is a decent water crossing about .8 miles in from the trailhead I have yet to see anyone comment on. This leads me to believe that even less people have taken this actual route. It's easily 1.5ft deep at one point, this is not a light crossing. I had only seen one other user post a picture that made me question this as it is also not visible on the maps. While this may be easier in a drought or low water period, Maryland has been hammered regularly with heavy rains recently.

This trail, once it goes past regular trail markings, is not maintained at all. Be prepared for this if you opt for this route.

There are a handful of recently downed trees as well so be prepared for a little scramble.

I hope to attempt this trail again later.

What an amazing hiking experience, frequent elevation changes, challeging terrain couched by beautiful scenic views of the Liberty Reservoir. Though we encountered many down trees they were easy to maneuver.

hiking
4 months ago

Great after work hike.. Great views of lake.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful lake views. Nobody else there, at least on a cold day in March. Lots of fallen trees blocking the lower part of the trail, but perhaps they clear those later in the year.

horseback riding
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Well cleared beautiful trails Lots of hills. but
Too many rocks for an unshod horse not much parking either

peninsula is only thing worth while here. bring a hammock and hang out.

24 days ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017