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hiking
1 day ago

TRAIL CLOSURE: Any and all trails leading to the severely damage Grist Mill trail are CLOSED. Forest Glen, Pigs Run and Nun's Run in the Hilton Tire Park Area are all CLOSED. The ONLY trail OPEN in this location is the Santee Branch Trail. I have not yet hiked the Sawmill or Buzzards Rock trail from the Hilltop section to see what's open up top.

TRAIL CLOSURES: - At this time any trail that leads to or connects with the Grist Mill Trail is CLOSED. - Soapstone Trail heading to S. Rolling Rd. only is OPEN but has detours. - Bull Run Loop is OPEN. - The Bike Jumper Trail is OPEN and connects to the Santee Branch Trail. - The Santee Branch Trail is OPEN from the fire road all the way to Hilltop Rd. - It's the only trail OPEN in the Hilton tire park area. - At this time, the Santee Branch Trail is an Out and Back but you can clock go miles on it. -\Will maintained trail.

Great for newbies! it is flat and paved trails. We did the entire loop and it was well shaded in summer. I will not call this hiking, but a nice walk at the park!

mountain biking
1 day ago

lots of roots and mud if you biking it. most of the trail was closed off. not very well maintained.

short and steep, perfect for highpointers! probably not worth it if you're not interested in bagging all the high points but still a nice little hike.

Its a great trail, well marked. We followed the trail exactly as mapped out and using GPS we found out that is around 6.25 miles, not the stated 5.5. We also found an area off to the side of the trail where a few old wrecked cars are sitting. It was hot and muggy but we finished the whole thing. The only thing we did not like is that quite a few mountain bikers did not ring a bell or let us know they were coming up behind us, we always give way but it's not easy if we don't know they are there. We will be returning.

great trail, a bit rocky but me and the Roscoe had a ball !!!!

great trail located outside silver spring. very cool in the summer months. dog enjoys it. lots of small clubs to keep your heart pumping. we did a 3 mile lol and ended up by the dog park

This is a nice, well-maintained wooded trail with lots of ferns and some scenic overlooks. It got a bit congested, but it was a nice local day hike.

nice trail, bikes also use it often. quiet park, dogs are allowed, fishing is good. its an easy but long walk, great to make yourself keep going, since its around a lake there is no shortcut back. my friend and I enjoy walking this together. nice workout

Trail was great, had our credit cards stolen from our car though. Partly my fault, forgot to lock the door. Didn't take the whole purse just my girls credit cards and then a $10k shopping spree at the Arundel mall. The view of the trail was scenic and relaxing. Saw a few deer.

I traveled this Aug 4th, 2018. Bring bug spray, Mosquito's were moderately bad. Trail was outlined with an obviously cleared foot/bike path and the only confusing part was a fork for blue and red. The red had a big tree across it but seemed to be in the direction I wanted to took that route, it ended up being correct. Lots of little side trails to go down to the water. Only a couple other hikers, mostly secluded, ends at a peninsula on the river. Decent hills but nothing crazy.

This trail is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

PVSP Trail Crew

Great trail with kids. It has some hills, but we've done the loop with bikes and scooters. Park can be busy due to sports but is also quiet and right alongside the woods. We've seen birds, deer, and plenty of wildlife. Kids also love the playground.

Great trail! Nice areas to go off the trail and sit by the river. Definitely take some Off spray because the mosquitoes are CRAZY!

Super great place to Trail Run, Hike, Bike or just walk your dog. There are quite a few earthen trails throughout the park and they are well maintained. Just don't get confused. Some trails are just access to farm fields. The beach area is great to take a break or have a picnic because there are tables and fire grills. You can even fish or go swimming. Today, I saw quite a few people swimming and a couple were fishing on the Jetty. If hiking, be sure to spray because the flies and mosquitoes were bad in the woods. I even saw two horse flies in the bed of my truck. BIG SUCKERS !!

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail! Lots of off shot paths up to the ruins of the town for more of a challenge or down to the river for some peace. Bring bug spray! We were eaten up by bugs by the damn!!

I love this trail but it’s best during the week because the weekend can be too busy. Great for dogs, I have 2 and 99% of people with dogs on trail are dog friendly

Great hike. If you take the left trailhead it’s about a mile uphill. Good workout. Great bouldering at wolf rock and beautiful view at chimney rock. Lots of rock jutting out on trail. We took time outs at both wolf and chimney and did the loop in 2 hr 30 min. Will be back!

Parts of this trail are beautiful but we kept saying how it would be a lot better on a horse. We had to cross streams without any rocks to step on numerous times to stay on the 3.5 mile loop we were following. It was tricky to find all the trails and we never would have gotten out without GPS. I may go again but would wait until the ground dries because the trails were also super muddy!

Trail is not well marked or maintained. There was lots of trash and spider webs every few steps...would not recommend

Poorly marked. No distance information. No maps even though trail is $5 out of state. Don't veer off the marked trail....EVER...very difficult to find your way back to the main trail. Will pass coming back here.

trail running
4 days ago

Park on seminary, NW corner. Cross over Dulaney Valley rd to start the trail. Meander past the utility substations, cross a small creek and you’re on the trail. Just when you get started, I like to hang a left and follow the reservoir. I don’t think it is hilly but some steady grades that will test you.

Good views. Does get muddy and 1 or 2 sections will require a tip toe or get wet scenario. Nice single track.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice cool breeze this evening. I started at the NEW trail (Ridge Extension) across the road from the Playground parking lot. The trail was recently completed. The old way up was the Ridge (Waterbars) trail that is always washed out, rocky and tons of roots. I hiked the Ridge trail up to the shelter bench then came down an old trail to River road, then hiked back. This loop can be hiked in different directions. You could also hike the Valley View because it heads the same way. It's nicer in the winter because of the views. Many biker and hiker on trail this evening. Less of a crowd weekdays and evenings.

Awesome trail close by with many different types of scenery. Loved it!

Loved it!

Beautiful hike. I got lost but managed to find myself back on a trail! Found a rattle snake so be aware of your surroundings. Happy hiking :)

Nice hike uphill to the North and South overlooks. Saw a beautiful timber rattlesnake sunbathing on the South overlook.

love the views and cliffs. much wild life

The trail is not well marked.

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