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.

Nice point to point 10 mile leg for BSA Scouts

Good for a walk. Wide path for most of the way. Didn’t walk the whole thing in this activity. Lots and lots of people.

walking
22 days ago

Urban magic

road biking
23 days ago

Nice to experience but would only recommend for walking. This was listed as a road biking destination but even with a young child this is way too abbreviated on a bike. If you are in the area it would make for a nice level stroll along the creek.

Wow, It feels like summer again. - With all the rain from yesterday I decided to stay off the hiking trails and do a bit of biking. - The paved B&A and the BWI trails were nice and dry. No mud to deal with today. - With nice weather and it being a weekend the trails were quite crowded. - Very enjoyable day. - With it getting dark earlier and the county parks closing sooner, we park the car at places like L.A. Fitness, Marley Mall and behind Bruster's Ice Cream for the B&A trail. - We park at Lindale Middle School when biking the BWI trail.

Visit here from Georgia twice a year and always walk this. It is pretty, often quiet and good for reflection!

road biking
2 months ago

What an amazing trail! Even in late fall, the leaves were vibrant with color. The trail was clear with very few tree root induced bumps. Despite not stopping, the town of Hancock seemed very charming and will certainly be a destination in coming trips. There were signs along the trail welcoming bikers, and the C&O bike shop was well placed. Speaking of the C&O, the trail was visible throughout the ride, lending to a sense of wonder while imagining the barges floating past the locks. I highly recommend the WMRT trail. It has become my extended “go to” for a relaxing ride to melt away the stress of life

Normally love this trail but it’s closed right now

Fun ride, train up, bike down

road biking
3 months ago

Wonderful bike trail and beautiful scenery! It's good to bring bug spray. On the hotter days, as soon as you stop to take a rest, the nats start attacking.

Just resurfaced, smooth sailing

Plenty of nature, well maintained

Traveling towards Ellicott City, boardwalk portion of the trail currently fenced off.

Walked trail from Annie's playground about 2 miles out. My kiddos tired quickly. Beautiful playground and great paved trail. Nice mix of walkers and bikers. Many families, couples and singles were out and about.

nice ride. beautiful scenery and the bikers are friendly and respectful

Little crowded but nice and (mostly) out of the sun

Great hike along the canal. A lot people riding bikes and few people walking dogs. The southern part their was mud and bugs.

Great trail for kids and pets. Biking is also very good.

road biking
4 months ago

This is a great trail to travel from Bethesda to Georgetown. It is green and clean; I use it weekly. During peek hours it can get very busy. If you are with children be careful of fast cyclist, the max speed is 15 mph but they go faster on their commute.

It was a nice break from the towpath.

A lovely gravel trail that’s perfect for walking, running, or biking. Very flat and wide trail, definitely should be rated easy instead of moderate. Also if you’d like more views of the water I’d recommended going right when you get to the split in the trail.

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

road biking
5 months ago

I love this trail for some basic cycling!

on Kendall Trail

5 months 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.

hiking
6 months 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.

hiking
6 months 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.

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