Explore the most popular lake 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.

20 hours ago

Love this park! It’s not a long walk, but it’s in walking substance from my house, so it works out perfectly because that adds in some distance for my dogs and I! Not sure if the dogs are allowed to swim in the little pond, but it wasn’t crowded at all when I went, so I let my Aussie take a dip! This is perfect for when I need to get the dogs out of the house and burn some energy off!

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!

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

1 day 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.

3 days 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.

Great hike with beautiful scenery and nice trails

12 days ago

Nice hike. I parked my car on Strawberry Lake Way.

13 days ago

Went here for a hike with my husband and even though part of the trail was closed due to flooding it was a nice hike.

13 days ago

A beautiful paved trail that is a great option when the others are muddy or snowy. Had a great time.

14 days ago

Perfect for a short walk with the dogs. They rent paddleboats as well. The lake is stocked if you are into fishing. Several playgrounds for kiddos. Only 4 stars because the picnic areas often have discarded chicken bones and other food items left on the ground from lazy picnickers and my dogs often get this contraband during warm months.

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.

I'd call this a easy moderate trail, scenic views of the marsh and Big Elk Creek. I wore sneakers but probably should have worn my hiking boots, I was fine without poles. Wear insect repellent, there are a lot of mosquitoes, ticks and spiders.

Easy nearly all level forested hike, good for all experience levels. Wear lots of insect repellent; there were a ton of ticks, mosquitos and spiders.

Quiet on a weekday midday. Nice people, nice dogs, but only a few. Silence, no wind, no birds, no squirrels, but strong sunshine. Easy trail.

Slightly muddy when I went but great park. I wish I brought my mountain bike for this trail. Definitely worth the trip from Richmond.

For the most part I love this trail, very scenic and the cemetery is cool. The first few times I got pretty lost though, especially before I had this app. Trails generally aren't blazed. I take my dog, but if you do PLEASE be wary.. I've encountered aggressive off-leash dogs and even one man with 7 or 8 dogs, 4 off leash.

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.

Trail was closed on Presidents’ Day, just a heads up for anyone looking to hike on a holiday to check in advance

Good hike but the trail is hard to find in some places. The first part along the water is basically on the edge of a cliff and can be a bit challenging. Was pretty muddy and slippery in spots.

Nice trail and a good place for friendly dogs.

27 days ago

Fun trail. Pretty easy. Thanks, Doug, for the tip about the HS.

28 days ago

This trail was really pretty after the last snowfall. Follows along the reservoir for constant good views. Lots of wildlife. Trail is on the easier side of "moderate", but still enough to get the heart rate up. Would absolutely do again.

great trail but beware that from now until April, parts or the trail are closed for stream restoration. If you access the trail from the marked trailhead at the library headquarters bldg, you can only do a one mile loop. It's only possible to connect to the most scenic section of the trail, behind Annapolis high school, if you are willing to go off trail,

For now, I recommend parking at Annapolis high school. Look for the many paths into the woods behind the athletic fields. It's challenging hiking with beautiful views of Broad Creek. You will see blue herons and may get lucky and see a bald eagle.

1 month ago

Nice short hike.

Has some great hills for running.

trail running
1 month ago

The trail is a little confusing for running. We got lost and ended up turning around some how.

Great hike especially with dogs! Can’t wait to go back when it’s warmer!

This Park is Closed!

1 month ago

Very enjoyable trail year round. I am normally a earthen trail hiker and generally in the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park. I have been recovering from Plantar fasciitis so I have been limited to easier terrain. All the trails here are flat and paved. The whole park is very well maintained. I see wildlife here all the time so it helps me from getting bored. I always come here if the other locations are muddy. Lucky us, the weather gets nice from time to time. This bear hates being in a Cave all winter.

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