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

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hiking
7 days ago

1. There’s no valid parking. We were fine in the lot across from the trail head for about an hour and a half, but there’s a big sign that says you’ll get towed, so... at your own risk I guess.

2. This place is crazy dense with bugs. I mean like, maybe dangerously dense. At one point we literally had to start running to get away from a swarm of mosquitos. We forgot the bug spray in the car, and made a huge mistake not going back to get it. Don’t make the same mistake we did and make sure to bring tons of bug spray so you can actually slow down and enjoy this place. Also, be sure to check for ticks. The trail is mostly well kept and doesn’t look like the kind of place you’d pick them up if you stayed on the trail, but you’d be wrong. We both found a few crawling around.

3. Its an incredibly beautiful trail with hugely varied scenery and wildlife. It was worth the bugs.

There's a large empty lot with "residents only - tow away zone". Odd because it looks like residents have plenty of other parking much closer to their homes. Decided to go elsewhere rather than risk it. This is a very spread out area of the suburbs, so any street parking you might find is probably a good 15 min walk from the trail itself.

walking
11 days ago

Good, easy walk, not sure how this is listed as moderate. Didn't see the designated parking but parked behind church with no problem. The path has a lot of highway noise at first but gets better.

road biking
23 days ago

Glad that the county created a designated parking area for this trail. Looks like the trail may be expanded some time in the future. The hills are moderately steep but are spaced out nicely. Great short distance cardio ride.

hiking
1 month ago

Love it

trail running
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

The place this app took me to park was labeled as resident only. After talking to a few people, although that is true, none had ever seen anyone who enforced this at the lot across from the trail head. I was parked for a few hours and had no issues. The beginning was a paved path near condos but there are several loop options and in early spring seeing things starting to grow was very nice.

hiking
2 months 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.

walking
2 months 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.

mountain biking
3 months ago

About as straight as you can find. It has soft inclines and a moderately used asphalt paved trail. Nice trail if you live in the Odenton - Piney Orchard area. Otherwise, the BWI or Baltimore - Annapolis trails are better and longer.

hiking
3 months ago

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

road biking
4 months ago

Good trail for bikers, decent length, and very flat. Keep in mind that the trail, now that the new housing development has started, is closed further south, and if you choose to go past that the area that is marked off, they changed it to a road so you may have some problems.

The Nature Preserve itself is less than 5 miles total but if you take the alternate paths to and from parking, it becomes extended. However, these back roads are not part of the nature preserve.

trail running
7 months ago

No complaints. Nice, relatively flat paved trail.

The trail is about 7 miles 6.7 to be exact. We left from a shopping center and went through some neighborhoods but most of the trail is in the woods on Man made paths. It's easy but also challenging. The scenery is beautiful and there's enough water along the way. For a Sunday afternoon hike, it was fabulous! I highly recommend this trail.

parking restrictions for local residents. lots of flies and mosquitos.

Not a bad little trail at all. Right in the neighborhood. Water and wildlife.

trail running
11 months ago

Great trail. Pretty flat.

road biking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Not a bad trail for road bikes. It is fairly easy to navigate. Watch out for the sharp turn at the end/south end of the trail, the climb back up can be strenuous but after that it is all easy riding back up to Odenton. I parked off of a side street across from the 7-Eleven in Odenton and started there. I did see about 3 dogs at various spots, not sure if they were stray, i did not plan on slowing down to check on them. But they seemed to keep to themselves, making me think that they were pets.

walking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice walk.

nice path with partial shade. variation of grass, paved, wood chips, and dirt trails. easy to get in a 3 mile trail run without overlapping on a trail.

Drove here only to find the parking lot has a sign saying only permit holders may use lot and where your car will be towed.

road biking
Friday, January 20, 2017

This trail is officially 3.8 miles, not 1.2 miles. I believe there may be confusion as, I also believe there are parts of this trail unconnected or in transition. I started at Strawberry Lake Way and went south to I believe Brager's road. At the "end" there was no signage but I stayed on a sidewalk past new housing construction. The sidewalk may have been part of the trail but it was not marked. It continued across the road and down a hill going South but I had had enough hills and turned around and went the full 3.8 miles north to Odenton. The trail is nice for exercise, a bit hilly but not extreme, since it was formerly an electric railway. It is not for those looking to get away from civilization, as most of this section is suburban. However I did see a bald eagle at a pond along the way. I came to this trail because there was hunting going on at Patuxent Wildlife Research, so this was a second choice. I may come back to explore south.

Great place for a quick hike, or a hike with kids. Lots of wildlife. You can even find a rookery in the spring.

It's an easy hike, totally flat. The paths are clear and obvious,and there are a lot of different loops to go on. There is plenty of parking and easy to find. I did dove cove pond loop and vernal pool path which brought me to 2.76 miles. It's a great semi shaded walk for my dogs. It's also not very crowded during the week so it's pretty quiet. The only disappointment was at the end of vernal pool path, the pool was dried up. Usually it's a bonus for my dog to go in there and play, and it marks the 1/2 way mark before we reverse our path. I guess when it doesn't rain for awhile, it's shallow enough to evaporate.

This is a nice fall hike. We did all three of the small loops and which made the distance come out to exactly three miles. The two hours were very interesting and we got to explore a beaver dam with fresh tree cuts and mud slides. We also found the fox den which gives that trail it's name. Not busy at all...saw two other groups all day. Great hike for kids and dogs... Very flat, easy, and relaxing.

The Piney Orchard Nature Preserve is wonderful for hiking with kids. The trails are easy and there is plenty to see. It is a favorite, being so close to where we live, and we have enjoyed exploring the trails in each season.

We took the kids here last year and enjoyed a nice easy hike. The trail is not very long but provides decent variety. The kids enjoyed seeing all of the beaver stumps around the pond although and there were plenty of ducks, geese, fish and even a snake to see.

road biking
7 days ago

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