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

trail running
18 days ago

I love running this trail. It has a good bit of variety. Some good climbs and technical terrain. The views aren’t that great but if you are looking for a challenge this is a great one for 10k distance trail training.

18 days ago

Decent trail. Look out for bikers.

Yes it was rocky which wasn’t to big of a deal for me. The big deal was that the trail disappeared at the halfway mark. No “black” marks on trees and no used pathways to follow. I ended up following the yellow path back to my car.

23 days ago

Was nice and shaded but I would not consider this a trail for running is very rocky and more for hiking and make sure to wear good hiking shoes I wore running shoes ... thinking was a trail for running.... and wasn’t enough support for ankles

trail running
25 days ago

Beautiful water element with great forest canopy on almost the entire run.
Very nice!

trail running
1 month ago

Well marked trail. Must be part Billie goat to interact with the rock covered trail.
Beautiful and challenging I enjoyed the run. Completed the full yellow trail.

This is a short, scenic hike that features three large ponds and opportunities for viewing wildlife. Parts of the hike aren't well-marked, but if you turn right at all of the intersections, you'll be okay.

If you have trouble navigating without maps and want to start by ditching them- this is a good trail. All the trails are very well marked( didn’t stop us from getting lost though- which was all me) Beautiful green and not busy !

2 months ago

Very nice trail, took my small dogs (was a little tough for them). There is a good amount of up and down and some nice lookouts.

easy hike. took about 2hrs 15min. 2 creeks and 3 ponds.

First time in Gambrill State Park. Really enjoyed it. Rain made rocks on part of the trail a little slippery, but other than that it was what I expected.

Um NO. This trail began by following the (very sporadic and oddly placed) blue tics, which led me to a dead end/yellow trail after 6 MILES. I had to call freaking 911 and finally I followed the yellow path to get to Gambrill road which was three miles away from where I parked to begin this trail!!! The policeman wouldn’t have even found me as he was driving away from me as I came out onto the street! I was waving frantically ; he had to back his car up and drive me back to my car. I no longer trust this app.

6 months ago

Nice hike on a warm winter day. We got a pretty good workout in and saw some cool views (we were able to see pretty far as most of the trees had lost their leaves).

Not much to see and a lot of it is by the road. I'm sure in the summer with the leaf cover it seems more secluded and quiet but the car noise cut down on the quiet during my warm January day hike. The trail is very rocky too so you spend a lot of time on foot placement/focus looking down. I did this with a 30lb weight best so that tended to make the hike more of a workout so keep that in mind with this review. What made this challenging was the sheer rockiness of the path. I don't think I'll try this one again soon but it's worth a hike for sure.

Great ride in my Jeep JK. Love the views and woods.

Great ride in a 4x4

Great views! However it is more challenging than moderate with the rocks - especially the downhill after 1.2 miles . It can be tricky with fall leaves covering the rocks.

A good bit of up and down. Couple of nice look-outs.

11 months ago

Easy/moderate trail with upper and lower loops. Follows close to the road for some of the trail, but otherwise good seclusion. Loved the frequent change in plant life as we looped around to different faces of the mountain. Very peaceful all around and worth making the trip for.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

got a bit lost. the park labels both an upper and lower yellow trail

Sunday, August 06, 2017

We got a bit lost, and ended up accidentally following the green trail for a bit, but the black was easy enough to get back on to, and the maps were very accurate. I think we missed some overlooks as a result. :(

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This trail is a little bit harder then they describe it, however it's manageable be ready to let your dog stop for water breaks if you go in the summer! beautiful veiws, a very relaxing hike, and the most rewarding view is at the top of course! this trail seems longer then 2 miles and the hills are long, yet once you get to the top it's a easy loop back down making a great workout. My dog loved it..i went way to late though and had a nice park ranger help me back to my car! if you want to watch the sunset like I had planned get there at 7:30 or 8:00pm! so rewarding to hike. Also they saw a bear yesterday, so amazing to think this is so close to my home!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nice Hike

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The trail was nice but it is way too close to the road for a good portion of it. The upper part of the trail was the best part.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Great hike.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hundreds of Mountain Laurel are blooming. The ferns are so beautiful. Go now, before the blooms are gone!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lots of road noise for 50-60% of the hike. It's right by the road. Cars won't bug you but there's no escaping the motorcycles dragging out the low gears. It would be better when it's not riding season. Trail feels isolated the rest of the time and is quite rocky. I would rate it easy if not for the rockiness.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3.1 miles total for the Black Locust Trail. Few spots are tough to run due to incline, but overall a moderate run.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

fun hike, and great scenery! some of the rocky parts are a bit tricky due to the rocks being small and loose, but over all alot of fun!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This is a kid friendly hike with enough diversity to hold everyone's attention. There are some steep climbs interspersed with some flat areas. Also there are two very nice overlooks.

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