Explore the most popular rails trails 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.

Truly a enjoyable ride today with a bit of overcast ed skies. Knowing that this trails system is paved and fairly flat with a few minor inclines, I decided to bike the trails on my 24" Huffy BMX converted single speed. Because I am a senior and enjoy riding a single speed I only got off the bike one time. I generally hike all the time so hiking with the bike is no problem. Not very much shade so be sure to carry plenty of water. There is a very nice rest area at W. Earleigh Heights Rd. with picnic tables, bike service, fresh drinking water and a restrooms. There is also two nice size parking lots at that location.

Easy, but fun! Had it at four stars, but then I thought “it’s perfect for what it is.” Five stars!

on Kendall Trail

16 days ago

Really muddy. Still worth it. Be prepared to end the trail with wet feet.

Great hike for children. They enjoyed reading the markers that explained all the trees/plants we saw as we walked.

1 month ago

This trail had awesome scenery and even though very muddy at times an over all great trip. I wouldn’t suggest hiking this trail after a very heavy rain bc you are hiking though old creek beds at times and here are certain areas where the runoff from the hills/mountain above run right across the trail. We would most certainly recommend it!

Hiked about half of this. Easy.

Great biking path around and through DC under the trees. 23 miles round trip through sylvan woods and history. Occasional restaurants along the way in Georgetown and Bethesda.
A real Gem.

Nice trail. First time, but we will be back.

1 month ago

my wife and I decided hike this to help her prepare for a longer 26.6 mile trek in September. This trail offers good views of the river and is pretty easy going. The trail was extremely muddy in areas and was a little frustrating trying to negotiate 5 inch deep mud pits. Lots of deer and sign ...but we were disappointed that we didn't see any bear.

Im from Chicago, I travel for work and am always looking for a good running trail near me, and this is the one. I discovered the trail one night after lifting weights at the LA fitness and discovered the B&A trail runs right behind the gym, so I only ran 3 miles towards a mall where I saw a Sears store. Great trail, you will see cyclists and locals walking/ jogging trail. Very quiet and flat with a few hills.

Love love this trail!! It’s my happy place!! Beautiful & peaceful. You can walk with a friend, jog, bike ride, even horseback! Neat things to see along the way & beautiful nature!!!

trail running
2 months ago

Flat, open road for running at pace. Some foot and bike traffic, but plenty of room for all. Very scenic and shaded throughout. Porta-potties! ample parking at numerous spots along the route.

2 months ago

Loved this trail. Beautiful, tranquil walk that follows the river. The falls area is gorgeous with some great spots for catching a dip. So many trails will definitely go back.

Took my road bike on this one (Fuji roubaix pro).. there are about 15-25 crosses between the trail and the road.. rarely have to stop.. some very slight inclines but mostly flat... also, you have the option of getting to Annapolis, but you you’d have to be willing to get off the bike trail and go onto a highway (something I gave up on lol) ; parking
is available and plentiful at the designated start spot( near bwi) and wasn’t too crowded during the weekday and around noon..

Nice, easy walk. It is paved or wood decking the entire trail. Views are limited to marshland. Recommend seeing it if you’re nearby.

Great walk for family with strollers! Ample coverage from the sun, beautiful trail, easy hike. Perfect for walking with littles!

not very shaded and very urban. I hike to get away but not a bad tune up for a long hike.

Nice easy trail, wonderful views, will be going back to this one for sure....kids loved it.

4 months ago

Great family hike!

I want to do this hike with my friend, but we will need 2 cars. One at each end because we plan on doing the whole hike one way. Where do you park at on the southern end?

Nice trail, very flat and wide with gravel. Great path for a jogger stroller and kids.

This trail is wonderful for bird watching and views of the water. The main oath offers numerous water access points where you can spot herons, hawks, and eagles. Black vultures have become quite populated in this area and their numbers can be overwhelming!

6 months ago

I nice walk. We take the grandson and our Golden Retriever as often as possible. The side trails are nice as well if you don't have small children with you.
Question - description above says the trail is 1.25 miles long but the out and back is 3.4 miles. I am an old guy and probably just don't understand new math but this just doesn't add up?? Does anyone know how long the trail is??

Nice ride, but can be crowded.

A nice walking trail if you want to get out for a stroll

Great trail from dam parking lot to Stafford, very flat and wide along the river. A nice smaller trail branches off down to the train bridge. Great mountain biking. I’m looking forward to exploring the rest of the trails.

Flat terrain beautiful scenery light bike traffic.

Great fall day of hiking on our way to the camp area.

It's a gem off the beaten path. I found it on accident while exploring old town Ellicott City. It was raining and still a pleasant hike thanks to the tree cover. Turns out a friend's parents live right off the trail and they recommended checking it out in the fall.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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