Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Great walking through the creek

Great ride, yet very hot!!!!!!

walking
1 day ago

Easy trails but lots of horse feces. Not very scenic

on White Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful and scenic.
One of my favorites hikes!

on Forest Hill Trail

2 days ago

Nice paved trail.
Safe and fun for the whole family.

This is a wonderful neighborhood trail. We walk our dogs on it several times a week. It’s accessible for all levels, and you’ll often spot a deer or two.

hiking
2 days ago

Lovely trail. Took the extended loop all the way around; just over 2hrs with a couple stops for the dog to wade in the water. Lots of horse manure, but easy to just walk around it. The river was a very nice aspect to the trail, which was all very rustic and lightly travelled. Not obvious at first where to enter the trail, but thankfully some nice people helped us get on our way.

I was disappointed in this trail. In the summer the trees prevent you from seeing the water, even at the waters edge the view is obstructed. Trail is an old fire road that is cut in below the forest floor and is overgrown with grass is some spots. Very smooth trail. Moderate rating is a stretch.

Great hike with the kids! Tons of stop off points. Front end is more entertaining than the back end. Though the back end is definitely less trafficked.

fun trail, easy enough for kids too.

The fire road is not all that interesting but the side trails lead down to nice spots on the reservoir.

Great spots along the river and good bouldering cliffs. Very overgrown at beginning of trailhead (poison ivy)

Park is beautiful but the lack of adequate blazes and trail markers sadly makes me rate this loop 2 stars.

My 1 year old Chocolate Labrador and I tested out this trail for the first time (mid July); the weather was perfect, the trail itself was an easy climb, and the view from Annapolis Rock was lovely. This trail was just enough exercise to tire a pup out by its end.

P.S. I was pleased to find a dog-drinking station at the rest area. We did bring our own water just in case. :)

Was okay...but honestly it could be marked much more clearly. We were always a little confused about which trail led where!

It was good not that great. but you will have couple of good views up there. for me its good experience because i climbed rock which is little bit challenging.

my favorite trail for morning stroll

This was a pretty easy trail. Beautiful views from the King and Queens seat, but that was the only view on this hike and it was right at the beginning. The rest is a long uphill stretch. Not my favorite hike, but it was nice.

the trails get poorly marked as you go further in. we completely missed a turn off for the blue trail and wasted a lot of time. it was disappointing not being able to do the full loop as originally planned. we might try another day

Great hike with lots of little spots for wading in the water or shallow pools for kids to play in.

Busy trail although we did visit the day after a holiday. Parking lot was full at noon but the ranger let us wait in line until a spot opened which only took 10 minutes. Bring your water shoes to cross the river and get a better view of the waterfall! Trail is nicely shaded.

Trail was beautiful. Early part was more secluded. recommend pants if you don’t like grass brushing you. We wore shorts and were fine though. When we went (summer) some of the old pond trail was not completely cleared.

The lake is beautiful and as a result can get crowded.

very nice walk and good get away!!!

I've been taking my puppy here for awhile- nice walk and hike. Easy to get down to the patuxent river for him to cool down. A lot of runners and dogs - overall very peaceful.

Easy hike- took my 7yr old and puppy. Small but pretty waterfall and pretty walk along the creek. A lot of families, kids, bikers, runners. Felt safe. Overall very nice

Very cute easy trail that is very well maintained! Came across a handful of mountain bikers throughout the 3mile hike and plenty of people and dogs. Wasn’t as crowded as I thought it’d be (definitely not as bad as sugarloaf mountain). The falls are tiny but cute and it has 2 small pools below it that you can hang out in. The top pool is only about 3ft deep at its deepest and the bottom pool is max 2ft deep. Great spot to bring a friendly dog (my 10lb dog loved it, couldn’t bring my 30lb dog because she doesn’t do well with large numbers of nearby dogs while on leash)

8 days ago

A great way to escape Maryland's liberal bullshit.

Very scenic trail. We saw a lot of wildlife. The farms aspect was also very nice. The trail is pretty well marked, but if you're doing the loop you have to know when to switch from following one trail to another. Some parts of the trail were actually maintenance roads. No complaints there, I just want others to know that they should definitely familiarize themselves with the map beforehand since you'll be between trails at some points.

One of the better hikes we've done. The terrain changes many times from stream crossings to steep uphill and narrow rocky crossings. Good time. The actual distance from the parking area to Long Pond and back is closer to 10.5 miles. Be prepared to change into dry socks and stop for a hammock break or a swim. Did see a few deer, but not much other wildlife. The "waterfall" is beautiful, and pay attention at that part, there is an uphill switchback that immediately follows, we missed it and ended up a tough dead end!

hiking
8 days ago

1st hike ever and with my 9-year-old daughter. Overall it was an amazing experience, however we were disappointed as we were not able to hike to the dam, as many trails leading to the damn were obstructed. However, my daughter's experience of feeding turtles in the estuary made up for it.

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