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Best trails in Upper Marlboro

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Looking for a great trail near Upper Marlboro, Maryland? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Calvert Cliffs State Park or Rosaryville State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Great Falls Park or Burke Lake Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Upper Marlboro ranging from 0.6 to 3.7 miles and from 39 to 134 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Upper Marlboro
Top trails (15)
#1 - Rosaryville Perimeter Trail
Rosaryville State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Unpaved and well maintained single-width path through the woods. Watch for roots, branches and other hazards. Traffic is in both directions. Lots of good elevation changes and challenges such as creek crossings without bridges. Trail is adequately marked but there are a few spots that aren't immediately clear.Show more
#2 - Columbia Air Center Loop Hike through Patuxent River Park
Jug Bay Natural Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
As of spring 2020, the Jug Bay Natural Area will be doing renovations on several trails. More information can be found here: http://www.pgparks.com/3186/Jug-Bay-Natural-Area Aviation history, tons of trails, artifacts One of the first African-American-Owned airfields "Columbia Air Center" operated here during and after WW 2--and participating in the Civil Air Patrol--training other pilots. What you'll see on this hike is history signs with photos and a memorial to these great pioneers in aviation history. Starting at the memorial, head up the road, then get a bit dirty as you go to the offroad trail section. The offroad trail section can be made into a larger loop by combining other trails as necessary. You will encounter multiple artifacts including a J-3 Cub partial airframe, mixer assembly, and other assorted things that have absolutely no value and cannot be taken away easily. All artifacts here are protected by the state and are illegal to remove. that being said, they have no value and have lots of rust on them. The single airframe has been picked clean by their owners long ago (as the legend tells us online). After the artifacts trail, you venture around the airfield towards Patuxent river. At Patuxent river you can have a packed lunch at the Gazebo, or continue on the easy to walk on road. The road takes us to the camping area and then back to the parking lot. These true pioneers in aviation history leave a plethora of memories celebrated in this section of Patuxent River Park--and their dedication and love of aviation can clearly be seen in the memorial photos and history presentation.Show more
#3 - Patuxent River, Blue, Yellow, Green and Brown Loop
Jug Bay Natural Area
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
A relatively well-marked trail which offers beautiful views from the various overlooks near the river. Please be mindful that some of these trails will be shared with bikers, hikers and horseback riders.Show more
#4 - Railroad Bed and Otter Point Trail Loop
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h
NOTE: Per the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is open for running, walking and hiking ONLY. The Sanctuary Proper is open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Show more
#5 - Jug Bay Purple, Blue and Green Loop
Jug Bay Natural Area
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
As of mid-April 2020, the 0.6 mile Red Trail segment (northeast of the Yellow Trail) is temporarily closed for construction. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#6 - Perimeter Trail and Inner Loop
Rosaryville State Park
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Length: 11 mi
#7 - Spicebush Trail (Blue Trail)
Watkins Regional Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#8 - Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#9 - Jug Bay Green Trail
Jug Bay Natural Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Note: No dogs allowed in nature study area.Show more
#10 - Watkins Park Loop
Watkins Regional Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
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