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Best trails in Frederick

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Looking for a great trail near Frederick, Maryland? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Patapsco Valley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or McKeldin Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Frederick ranging from 0.8 to 8.7 miles and from 242 to 1,765 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Frederick
Top trails (32)
#1 - Gambrill Yellow Trail
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Hike or Bike the Catoctin Mt Ridgeline There are 14+ miles of loop trails on Catoctin Mountain beginning and ending at the Gambrill State Park parking lot. The trails are named after colorful trees Show more
#2 - Black Locust Trail
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
This is a family friendly and dog friendly trail with some moderate ups and downs, but enough vistas to hold everyone's attention. The trail is characterized by scenic overlooks, tulip, poplars, oaks,Show more
#3 - Green Ash Trail
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Green Ash Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#4 - Brooks Hill Loop and Thomas Farm Loop Trails
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Thomas Farm and Middle Ford Ferry Trails. This is a two part trail. Thomas Farm trail is 1.75 miles and Middle Ford Ferry trail is .25 mile. Thomas Farm-This trail covers the part of the battlefieldShow more
#5 - Catoctin Trail to Black Trail Loop
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Catoctin Trail to Black Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more
#6 - Catoctin National Recreation Trail
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 26 mi • Est. Multi-day
Catoctin National Recreation Trail is a 26 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frederick, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and Show more
#7 - Rocky Stream Bed Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 40 m
Rocky Stream Bed Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#8 - Buck Flats and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop
Frederick Municipal Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Buck Flats and Catoctin National Recreation Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and Show more
#9 - White Oak Trail
Gambrill State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
White Oak Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Brooks Hill Loop Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
Brooks Hill Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily useShow more
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