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

mountain biking
5 days ago

I rode this trail on Saturday 9/15. There are some leaves down already and they were wet. In fact, it was quite muddy out there but I enjoyed it. One fallen tree blocking the trail around mile 4 (clockwise). Overall conditions good but muddy.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Nice and easy trail. clockwise is much more challenging. W more climbs. Watch out for self centered arrogant hikers who think standing in the middle of the trail is ok

7 days ago

Great trail the only drawback is sharing the trail with mountain bike riders. Nearly twisted my knee trying to get out if the way of a mountain biker. Had to step off the trail quite a few times that day for riders. Other than that great hike. Bring water you will need it.

mountain biking
15 days ago

Good clean fun

Went here for my first hike. My dog and I had a great time. Very beautiful, easy to navigate, fun terrain with slight challenges. No complaints. Some people might complain about spider webs and mosquitoes, but thats part of hiking, right? Highly recommend.

This is a great trail with many different routes to choose from. I didn’t see anyone else on the dirt trails. There horse and mountain bike tracks, but didn’t come across any. There were some walkers and bikers on the asphalt road, but not many. I completed 12 trail miles all told. Nice and shady, but bring the bug spray and be prepared for spider webs (or just run after your buddy). I like these trails better than Rosaryville State Park. Will most definitely come back.

trail running
1 month ago

This was a great and well marked trail! Almost all shaded single track so you do have to stay aware for mountain bikers and horseback riders. I went out on a rather warm Sunday around noon and only came across one other runner and two mountain bikers. My GPS tracked just under 500ft of both elevation loss and gain and I ran/hiked the loop clockwise in two hours. Will definitely be going back.

2 months ago

Great trail! Must look out for mountain bikers tho - they come up quick! Really great trail - easily marked.

3 months ago

This is a very scenic wooded trail. There are a lot of switchbacks and hairpins which adds to the overall length of the trail. It is well marked and easy to follow. The trail is quite narrow and we had to be mindful of cyclists which was not a big deal. Bring plenty of water as there are no amenities along the trail.

4 months ago

Beautiful park for the family. lovely shaded areas almost on the entire trail.

I often hike at jug bay. there are trails that are part of the main where there is a 6$ fee. otherwise just park across the street and hike those trails for free. if you park off of Plummer st you'll see a few old barns that's free to park there too. trails interconnect. I enjoy the open field circle and choose the trail blueberry that leads me to the river and boardwalks.

5 months ago

Added this loop to the Spicebush trail a few weeks ago and it had some really nice views. More moderately trafficked due to proximity to the Nature Center.

7 months ago

Love this place. Trail was still pretty muddy which equated to a quiet peaceful hike with no one else on the trail, just me and my lab. Completed it counter clockwise this time. Beautiful canopy and nice place to reset your heart and mind.

9 months ago

bring a compass, watch out for self centered dangerous mntn bikers who don't care if you are walking. the trails were originally designed for hunt club so you will see neat things that if you understand riding along way. But it's a great park to learn how to use a compass in. I did when I was a kid, i still get lost. great trail, just ignore the mountain bikers

Ok first! The trail is confusing in the beginning. Use your trail app GPS!! There are 3 ways to enter the trail. If you go counter clockwise you will have no problems. If you go clockwise, you will exit the trail in 5 mins, then you will have to cross this closed off parking lot then a street to enter the real beginning of the clockwise trail. This is a serious mountain biking trail. The clockwise trail is moderate. The counterclockwise loop is a bit harder.

Nice trail, lots of Bikes.

10 months ago

Great hike and I also check out the nature center. Also, i hiked a side trail (Beaver Trail) to check out beaver pond and dam.

Excellent. Beautiful and quiet. Well marked. Perfect to get away from the busy work week.

11 months ago

whoa this trail is horribly confusing if you're a newbie here. we felt like we were going in circles at first. going in a group can lead to chaos too because we also had to be mindful of mountain bikers. other than that the scenery is peaceful, earthy, and mild to moderately challenging. No restrooms just porta potty things and we never saw them except when leaving park.
the trail is long and we stopped at a certain point and just looped back. saw a toad, 2 turtles, bird nest, 2 lizards as far as wildlife sightings go.
people ride their horses here but they have equestrian trails if they are not on the hiking and biking trails.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Trail was in great shape, weather was perfect, and not too much traffic (mostly mountain bikes, a few walkers/runners, two horses).

Sunday, August 27, 2017

We love hiking this trail. There were a few areas on trail today that were washed out due to the heavy rains. Still a great workout.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

There were a lot of bicyclers on the trail, which I did not like because it was already too narrow for 2 hikers side by side. Be sure to look down otherwise you'll trip. overall, great hike in an area that I never thought to check out.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

We took our 10 and 12 year old boys for their first intermediate ride here today. It was a very nice combination of uphills and downhills. Several of the little bridges were partially washed out, and we had to carry our bikes over a few larger fallen trees, which was pretty fun (probably just due to recent flash flooding). It was a fun and challenging course for the kids, especially with the terrain and tree roots that cover the almost 9 mile ride. Nice time, and I'll be back.

trail running
Monday, July 03, 2017

Very good trail and challenging run workout. Did a training run this morning (counterclockwise). Since its single track had a couple close calls with mountain bikers but everyone was cool/friendly! Plenty of shade, only about four very short sections without tree cover.

trail running
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Excellent trail! Nice canopy. Decent elevation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

nice day hike. did it in 3 hours.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ok. There was a lot of mountain bikes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Very challenging

trail running
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nice trail for getting some miles in, not too technical - a good training loop.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great trails!

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