Explore the most popular trail running 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.

1 day ago

Well marked, good mix of hills/flat areas and trees/open fields; and multiple trail options. Parking lot off Appleton Rd costs a few bucks.

1 day ago

short, easy hike. good trails for dogs. I was able to hike it easy with my baby on my back but it had it Rocky moments where I had to walk extremely slow. veiws were not great, not too much to see.

nice. secluded. great markings. view isn't spectacular. you can continue on the blue trail if you want more rigor after you reach Bob's Hill.

We took our dog and had a lovely hike!

First half of the hike along the river is great, 5/5. The second portion goes through an unmarked and overgrown meadow that left burrs all over our dogs. If you do this trail I recommend you turn around when you get to the northern tip instead of making the loop.

on Coot Peninsula Loop

2 days ago

great hike

Definitely got lost. Hiked for 3 hours through really pretty forest and along some beautiful creeks. Not a bad morning.

A moderately challenging and well-maintained trail. While it’s billed as a lightly trafficked loop, there was a good amount of traffic on the trail. Not sure if this is always the case. I’m certain the first fall-like weather weekend of the year contributed to the number of people out there.

It was great! Highly recommend

The hike in this trail was amazing. We started with a warm up through the Park Headquarter / Orange Trail, then climbed up to the Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista and Chimney Rock, the view from Thurmont Vista and Chimney Rock is breathtaking.

horseback riding
3 days ago

On horseback. The trail is well marked. Rocky in some areas. Recommend shoes or hoof boots. Scenic. Meandering forest trails, stream crossings, open fields. Can hop off at the red covered bridge and picnic at the tables in the pavilion. There’s a place to tie horses up to. I parked at the North Appleton lot (Lot #3) and started out on the Green Trail which hooks up with Orange Loop at the covered bridge. Combo of Green and Orange trails this way made for a nice 2 hour trail ride.

3 days ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked. Has a little of everything: river views, beaches, streams, a quarry/pond, spookiest old car wreck, train sounds in the distance, quiet woods! Easy access. A great loop!

Ok for a local park.

Started off great with easy-to-see orange markers. After passing the high school field, the markers were far between, and we ended up getting lost multiple times. Had to finally turn around. Not impressed!

Beautiful trails with dog friendly people

4 days ago

It's a nice easy trail. Fairly flat and well maintained. Arrows painted on the trees indicate trail. In fall, the first 1/2 mile is pretty muddy but dries up once you reach the beginning of the loop. Good for wildlife viewing but not very adventurous.

4 days ago

Nice walk in the woods. Pretty views of the river. Not busy or crowded at all. Sounds of train whistles and lots of bird songs.

Gravel road, quiet

Beautiful woods/rock hike! A fair amount of terrain change/hills. A great workout!

I’m a big fan of grasslands and bird watching, and there was plenty of both. I have a good time whenever I hike the trail. Probably not the best hike if you don’t tolerate muggy weather. It’s especially gorgeous when there’s fog.

A great family hiking trail!

Great secluded views. Enjoyed the stream crossings and small waterfall.
Unmarked and slightly hard to follow.

Overcast-ed skies and the breeze make a hike in the meadows prefect. - Although I bike too, I am glad no bikes are allowed in this all natural area. - You have a mixed environment of Woods, Meadows and a Stream. - Do to a lack of shade in many sections, I never come here in the summer. I love all the different butterflies along the meadow trails of green grass. I always park on the lot at Trotter Rd. but space is limited.

trail running
7 days ago

First time trail running and it’s the perfect trail for it. If you’re going to run be careful on rainy days

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.

9 days ago

We hiked the blue trail and it was a lovely hike!

This trail has the classic, pretty woodsy look throughout Patapsco park. The only reason I wouldn’t give it more stars is because we had to go off this map and follow a different trail back. The section on the map that says “overgrown” yeah... they mean that, it’s not just a trail name :p So unless you want a hair full of spiders or some ticks to hitch a ride on you, I’d avoid this trail or go but prepare to detour when you hit the stretch on the map that says “overgrown”

Hike will test a bit. Limited views of the valley below. Definitely recommend avoiding the weekend crowds.

Decided to walk Quiet Waters Park trail today, Columbus Day 2018. I'm extremely happy I did this trail. It has long stretches of shaded trail, and breathtaking views of the South River and Chesapeake Bay. I can't wait to bring the family back, so we can experience the trail together.

9 days ago

Very enjoyable hike, not strenuous but there are some hills to traverse.

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