Explore the most popular forest 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.

1 day ago

nice trail. really enjoyed our day. we didn't see anyone else on the trail. great views. lots of great pictures espcially along the creek. we will do again.

Nice trails, interesting near the river. Look for the Narnia tree.

Great hike in the morning. Lots of Spring birds including Bluebirds and Woodpeckers. Crowded after 10, like a bus dropped off 100 people! Parking up and down the road got full!

Nice trail, unfortunately the red trail part was closed.

very pretty, and there's a little stream.

simple trail to get fresh air before spring arrives.

Great trails, getting better every time. It would be helpful if they had better distance and trail markers.

Beautiful day out and the park got super crowded. It was so crowded the DNR was working the gate. Bikers and Hikers where everywhere. Great to see so many people out and about. I first hiked up old River Rd. to check on the dam removing progress. On my way back I decided to climb the Bike Buster trail to short cut my way to the Falls. To avoid much of the Cascade Falls trail I took the upper trails then came back down the Cascade. This way I did have to go up and back on the crowded Falls trail.

Haven’t done the full loop yet, but the first part is very fun and runnable.

4 days ago

This is a nice trail for hiking. Not much elevation, so it’s more of a nature walk, but still very good peasant. About half of it is a gravel path and the other half is a dirt path going through the woods which was much more pleasant to walk. The gravel path runs parallel to a creek which is nice to sit by and relax. Some horse poop and muddy spots were found along the way in the walking path, so watch your step. There is a portopotty at the far end of the loop near the Kingsley Schoolhouse which I didn’t use, but good to know its there I suppose. Would definitely do this trail again if I’m looking for a light walk.

Great Saturday morning hike. I wouldn’t call the loop a hard hike, maybe a medium hike.

Nice views easy flat trail

Great walk a few stream crossings
Looking forward to coming back once grass is greener

4 days ago

Definitely would not classify this as a moderate trail; it's almost completely flat. Was really peaceful once you get off the Lone Wolf Trail which is paved and runs along a bunch of houses. The trail is well maintain and takes you through some pretty marshlands and a field perfect for checking out wildlife. Would like to go back once spring arrives and everything is in bloom. Not entirely sure where to park for this trail. There's a sign in the parking lot saying for residents only but we rolled the dice and were fine.

Great trail with numerous stream crossings and only saw 1 person on a gorgeous day!

4 days ago

This is part of a residential neighborhood and is an easy trail for the residents. Parking lot said private parking for residents only violators will be towed. I’m sure it’s a lovely trail for the residents.

I have hiked this trail quite a few times. There are a few steep hills but overall it’s a great hike!

Started from the Carderock Recreation Area, combined Billy Goat Trail A, B, and C with the Overlook Trail, made a nice 10 mike hike. Carderock has a lot more parking spaces than Anglers.

5 days ago

Nice hike. From the Cliff Trail, there are nice views of the river below. Also, on the Beaver Rock I found some cactus. The trails are well marked.

This place just holds a special place in my heart. It's not a difficult hike, although on certain loops it can be challenging (in the best way). Great hike for the pups because there's a lot of water for them to swim in! I miss the old lake area, but aside from that, it's still a great place for a short or long hike, depending on your mood.

Not a tough hike, but it's different than most hikes in MD that I've done. The terrain changes at several different parts of the trail, which is a nice change of scenery on a decently long hike! Really beautiful and bonus - there's a little history here, so if you have time it's worth stopping to read the signs and check out the sights for a little MD history!

Beautiful little trail with nobody else there. Lots of birds and a little North by Northwestish in that there was a biplane circling overhead.

it nice during the week, get a little bit more crowded on the weekends

5 days ago

I have hiked it twice, but the trails ate not kept up and the thrones are starting to over grow the trail head
if you don't mind climbing or going around fallen tree's it the trail for you. also there is another trail that is there but completely over grown
It the white trail.

Views weren’t great. the waterfall was nice, but wasn’t part of the extended loop

Hiked to Black Rock last weekend. Trail was clearly marked, no issues navigating. The first mile is a bear, but after that it's smooth sailing. A lot of foot traffic. Saw maybe 40-50 people between the parking lot and Annapolis Rock and only saw maybe 5-6 people between Annapolis Rock and Black Rock. Worth it to go to Black Rock. Equal views to Annapolis Rock even if the rock itself isn't as picturesque and as a bonus I had the whole place to myself.

Will definitely go again, just need to go on off peak hours.

Note: Annapolis Rock has a privy if ya need to go.

The falls were a disappointment, and it was difficult to get a good view anyway because there were railings preventing you from getting close.

just beautiful...watch your ankles...but.just beautiful

My kids loved this trail. There are actually two trails a yellow which travels around the park and a blue trail that follows the stream. The dogs we ran into were leashed which was really nice since so many places we go they aren't. We did lose the blue trail and ended up on the yellow which was fine. There are tons of rocks for the kids to jump on and a couple of crossing on the stream which weren't hard to cross, so no one's feet got wet. Overall a nice place in the middle of town which you forget about when you get on the trail.

Nice day out but it was windy. Before hiking I fished the Lost Lake Pond for 4 hours. The DNR stock 250 trout in the pond. It was quite crowded with a bunch of us old timers. I caught 1 but other people were having better luck then me. After fishing it was time for a hike. The Soapstone trail is always muddy in many sections. It's a heavy used trail by bikers and when they cross the many feeders they are spreading the mud. The New Overgrown section and Bull Run was in fine shape. Restrooms at the Soapstone trailhead in the park is closed during the winter. You have a Spot-A-Pot at the Pond. Need a great trail map I created: email me.. baltoken@yahoo.com

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