Explore the most popular fishing 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.

on Green Ash Trail

18 hours ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

Really easy Hike! I was looking for a quick hike to take my dogs on today to let them blow some energy and this was perfect for it! Trails are easy to follow. Loved that there was water so my Aussie could swim!

13 days ago

Trails were clearly marked. Beautiful park. The rangers were very informative and kind. Lots of families. So many beaches! We will definitely return.

13 days ago

It’s more of a moderate trail rather than easy because the walk back up is terrible

Once again we continue to deal with all the rain in Baltimore. This old senior is Thankful that it's not been snow. As many of you know, I am a weekly hiker and after being trapped in the house for days I am ready to hit the trails. I mostly enjoy the earthen trails but after all this rain I recommend hiking the Blacktop. The River Rd. and Grist Mill is one of my backups after a lot of rain. The higher trails do dry out first but getting to them means hiking in the mud. Be kind to nature and give them a few days to dry out. Plus it's safer mainly if you have stream crossing. It's no fun falling in the Mud or water this time of year. Need information regarding Patapsco Valley State Park or a map I created of all the trails at Avalon, Orange Grove, Hilton, Hilltop, Glen Artney and Rockburn. Contact me. baltoken@yahoo.com

Wow, 80 degrees today and it still February. The wife decided to take a hike with me so we brought the dogs with us. Because one of our two Beagles is 12 years old we didn't want to over do it so I planned out a small 2 mile loop. Kind-a glad I did because like a dummy I had on a cotton tee shirt. Cotton makes you sweat in the summer and boy did it feel like that. The park was super crowded with other people walking their dogs. Only restroom on this loop is a Spot-A-Pot by the Lost Lake Pond. I basically live in the park and hiked over 400 miles last year. I created a map a few years ago of this complete area of the park. Message me at baltoken@yahoo.com for a copy.

Fascination of February, In Feb. 2010 we had two back to back blizzards. This Year has been totally different but it has indeed been muddy. We got 3 inches of rain on the 13th. & 14th. On Feb. 15, it was 60 degrees out and I was hiking in mud. Feb. 18, I was hiking in snow but it melted the same day so it was muddy again. Today, It was 76 Degrees and they are calling for the same tomorrow. The side trails were muddy so I decided to stay on the Blacktop Grist Mill trail. I wanted to go and check on the progress of the dam project. The park was fairly crowded and people were in good spirits due to the warm temperatures. Please note: Restroom at Playground are closed but there are Spot-A-Pots in place. Water Fountains are turned off. There is one down tree in the middle of the Trail.

26 days ago

Great trails. Nice wild life and paved trails. Two great kids parks off the trails. Safe and quiet.

Good scenery down by the water with a view of Mount Vernon. Blackberry Trail is uninspired and scenery falls off on most of the back end. I would return in the fall or summer to do again.

The farm section was closed but the walk was still very enjoyable. The wife and I bring the dogs here during the summer months. Not much shade in the summer but it’s a nice place to come in the winter months. I generally take a lot of photos but with my mittens on I simply leave my cell phone on in my pocket. This place has it all. Playground and farm animals for the kids. Flat paved and earthen trails too. You can play disc golf and there is a Complete Sports Complex.

Gorgeous in the winter with all the icing. Very easy leisure stroll, not at all difficult.

This Park is Closed!

I really enjoyed this trail today. I did the uphill first and finished along the Gunpowder. Sections were definitely muddy, even away from the river, making some uphills a little slippery. I also found some of the river crossings a little confusing, they could be better marked in that direction. It was moderately crowded on a lovely Saturday, moreso on the Gunpowder section of the trail. Every dog we passed was properly leashed, which was very nice.

easy trail. We went when in January. Ice on the falls were beautiful!

quite muddy in some places and gps would not work at the beginning of the trail so it was a bit of guessing. but in all was a fun trail with challenges and easy spots.

Clear paths by ponds and beaches. People kite sailing along the beach, lots of dogs and kids. Mellow scene.

1 month ago

Nicely paved trail. Great for walking, biking and running. Family friendly.

Hart Miller Island State Park is only accessible by boat. Hiking, biking and walking are the main activities, as of now. The island, a former dredged material containment site, is currently under development. The south cell, approximately 1/3 of the island, was opened in 2016 to visitors. HMI is recognized as a major bird watching destination in the Chesapeake Bay region. The trail on the south cell is mainly a flat perimeter road installed for maintenance vehicles and tour buses. It now encircles the entire south cell. It is somewhat hilly but an easy hike or bike. There is also a short pond loop trail. As of now, during the open season, DNR provides bikes to visitors for free. The #1 reason to visit HMI is the awesome and picturesque views of the Chesapeake Bay. From this elevated trail. The 360 degree vistas are breathtaking. Knowing what to expect, comfort stops, benches, interpretive signage and shade structures make for a great place to run, hike, walk or bike. I recommend sun and insect protection.

1 month ago

easy mostly flat paths .. well marked. natural center open from 9am-430pm daily.

Great trail. I took the red out to the cliffs (they say walking out where the cliffs are is off limits this time of year, but I took that more as a suggestion). Red trail is nice and easy hike offering great water views.

After leaving the cliffs I took the orange trail. It’s also nice and heavily wooded with good inclines. Note, some parts are muddy; you can get through them but I recommend hiking shoes over sneakers for better footing.

Note, towards the end, the map shows that the orange trail continues towards the left of the service road that leads to the parking lot. But really it’s the service road that takes you back.

I’d definitely do this trail again. I went early so it wasn’t crowded.

First time going to this park! Had a great time and nice place to walk the dog. We will be back soon!

bushwhacked for a bit somehow think i was on an animal trail tbh. decent views of the reservoir. boring hike nonetheless

We took a 12 year old, a 6 year old, and a 4 year old. The trails were slick and even icy in some spots but the kids had a blast.

1 month ago

****WARNING**** During winter months, the park’s traffic gates close at 4:00pm. If you intend to stay in the park past 4:00pm, please park your car in the small parking lot just outside the gates, or risk your car being locked in for the night.

Checked this place out while out of town for Christmas. Nice spot to get a quick walk in. I found the trails to be well marked. They had the map posted in many places. It's a small trail system so I imagine it's difficult to get lost there. I'm assuming it's a popular area during the summer. There were signs of heavy use. On a day like today it was the perfect get away. I didn't run into one soul.

This place is gorgeous in the snow, even in 9 degrees! a bit tough in the snow because the trail is sandy.

2 months ago

Great Hike. Saw some tundra swans.

Easy nice walk. Beautiful evergreens.

Red trail was a nice walk out to the cliffs. The trail was clean and very well marked. I decided to switch trails when leaving, I started on the Red then switched to Blue junction which ended as the Yellow trail. Calvert Cliffs definitely has the potential for adventure.

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