Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

3 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.

4 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.

A rambling review: one of my favorite places to go for a hike. I know the trails pretty well and they are well-marked. As usual, people allowing their dogs to crap in the middle of the trails and walk off-leash is annoying, but the place is still nice. Geese are numerous too (goose poop near the old airfield is everywhere), and in places hikers have to watch their footing thanks to excessive trail damage from horses and mountain bikes. Campsites are nice with clean bathrooms. Beautiful views from the various overlooks near the river. Combining several trails can get you 10 or more miles of hiking, with lots of options for shorter hikes.

hiking
9 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.

Only ran into one other person on trail and he was orienteering. It was marked ok but I was expecting more sights. A little boring due to my expectations but if you want peace and solitude, no problem. Some trails are marked "no dogs, no Horses, etc".
Park ranger on duty was not particularly friendly. Maybe she was upset that she had to work holiday. Entered at JugBay area.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great trails!

walking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Partly paved, partly wooded trail in Watkins Regional Park. Lots of kids and families on the paved piece that leads to a playground and minigolf, but didn't come across anyone on the wooded part. Nice mostly flat trail with a couple of very slightly steep sections. A couple of nice water features with wooden bridge walkways. There were two sections with trees across the trail - easy enough to step over but might be hard for someone with knee problems or the elderly.

Lovely hike! We were the only ones on the trail, so had to battle spiderwebs. Relics were very interesting and spread throughout the Red and Blue trails. Red trail circles the airfield, but this picks up the orange trail at the switch back to the parking area. Will definitely do this again.

I used the red trail to get the most distance. It had several steep climbs that forced me to walk my bike up. I probably rate it between easy/intermediate because of the uphills and some sudden drops. The trail is not really twitchy unlike Rosaryville. I encountered some red stakes in the end that led to nowhere so i used the pavement.

The directions take you to the beginning of the red trail. I went just past that to the visitors center and down to the right near the museums. Behind them start a brown trail which connects to green. Roughly five mile loop of woods and small inclines and just beauty. Very fun. Secluded, not crowded at all. Takes you near marshes and runs along the river. Definitely will do again.

I do believe this trail says its a beginner trail. i belive its between beginner and intermediate a lot of good trails. Trails are marked kept up I would stop in and get maps so you know which way you want to go if they have any. I would not follow the directions that are on this cite they take you to Mount Calvary is where I started my track but it's better to go to patuxent wildlife which is mark and park their.

this is the first time back on a mountain bike in two years. this trail had a variety of uphill and downhills. In the past few weeks it has rained quite a bit so the hills had washed out some making it necessary to get off my bike and walk up. but other than that it was a good ride

This was a great biking trail. We are tourist riders and go for scenery, we enjoyed beautiful wooded setting as well as marshy waterfront including variety of wildlife from slider turtles, osprey, blue birds. It was an easy ride through the woods on red trail. We rode over bridge and entered Merkle wildlife park extending our ride another 2 miles. We rode for 3 hours total round trip. I would definitely do this again and highly recommend to all riders, hikers, horses. All trails are cleared and well maintained. We rode on paved areas all the way back.

5 stars for the true pioneers of African-American Aviation history!! (and the artifacts they left behind that we can visit)

road biking
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