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.

Beautiful winter hike. We hiked early Saturday, just before the snow fell. It wasn’t too cold. It was a little muddy in some places but most of the mud froze over, so it made it easier to pass through. The trail isn’t marked very well when you get to the middle. But overall, it was a blast! Definitely recommend.

Nice short trail, but definitely room to explore to make it longer if you wanted to. Loved the quickness today with snow still on the ground, but just needing to get out.

Have always enjoyed this one with my family. Great for bikes.

Well marked trails. Orange trail has a bit of up and down through the forest and Red Trail is relatively flat. Bathrooms/Port-o-Potties at both ends of the Red Trail.

1-6, The park is beautiful and worth a visit! This trail recording was a very random “loop.” Needed to consult to app on a few sections. Took us a little under 2 hours

5 days ago

Nice trail for entire family. Enjoyed the day. Review the turtle trail as it has the same starting point. Best I can figure you combine the two to get more bang for your trip.

Great short hike. I went in January. Lots of ice. I was fine in hiking boots. My pup loved it.

Accidentally took the blue trail and 6 miles became 11. Still a great hike on a well marked trail.

Decent winter hike.

6 days ago

Did this trail on 12/30/2018 and it was a really nice trail. Well marked, a bit muddy in spots but completely manageable. The uphill was gentle and the view at the top was beautiful. Perfect for a nice group outing on a beautiful day. I wouldn't call it "challenging" (barely moderate?) but it's got enough uphill that people with knee issues may have trouble.

Is such a beautiful place, I recommend this if you like natural trails. This place is a dog friendly, horse friendly. The trails might be a little confusing , so I’ll recommend take a picture of the map or take your phone with you in case you get a little lost. Love this place.

horseback riding
6 days ago

I live here so I go horse back riding and hiking back there all the time. Beautiful to be so far away from roads. I will warn people that lots of people get lost. The trails are not marked well and there are lots of little side trails as it was logged at one time. Lots of nature and the power line while man made is still amazing it goes on forever it seems.

7 days ago

Definitely cold in the tunnel and some beautiful bats! Waterfalls on other side of tunnel were very nice. Definitely take a flash light as it was very wet and muddy with all the rain we are having.

Super easy hike! Beautiful!

Beautiful trail, even on a muddy winter day, with several pretty features like a river, waterfall, and winding paths with some light scrabbling over streams.

I hike this area mainly in the winter. - Most of the time I come here it's always muddy in many sections. - With the temperatures in the 30's and the ground basically freezing mud is no problem. - I didn't see anyone around but It was very windy out. - This is quite an easy area to hike or bike because its all basically flat. - I parked out on Landing Rd. today and hiked in. - During the summer you may want to park within the Sport Complex. One of the main trail heads is at the very end of the Sport Complex road.

Great hike. It was very windy.

9 days ago

The family and I love the time we spend here

FYI went to go try this trail out 1/5 and the trail was closed

This is a great hike with significant variations in the terrain. You walk through meadows and woods, cross the creek by jumping from stone to stone, and climb up and down relatively significant hills. You also get a nice (albeit brief) walk past the C&O canal.

The only reason this doesn’t get a 5 is because I like to have some bouldering or scrambling and there really isn’t any on this trail. Also it was very muddy but that’s my own fault for going out in the midst of a wet January. It is a long trail. Not sure if it clocks in as high as the 12.9 miles as posted, but it’s definitely in the double digits.

Muddy, but a great walk. I ended up extending the trail with a detour onto Garrett's Pass, and I practically had the trail to myself the whole way. I took the loop counterclockwise, which I highly recommend if your knees have issues going downhill.

road biking
11 days ago

Rode this trail several times. very nice, peaceful. I really enjoy riding here.

11 days ago

Lots of cyclists but a nice, easy walk with my senior dog.

1/6/19: This hike was a great break from being in D.C. There is a lot to see in a relatively close proximity. I hiked counterclockwise starting with Chimney Rock and saving Cunningham Falls for last. There’s a nice bench at the Thurmont Vista for lunch and the trails are very clearly marked. I took a few side excursions and and walked all the way around Wolf Rock and ended with 11.3 miles total. Parts of the trail was extremely crowded, while the stretch between Thurmont Vista and Blue Ridge Summit Vista was empty. There is one restroom at the Hog Rock parking area along with picnic tables. The only two draw backs are crossing the road to get to Cunningham Falls and front side of the trails follows along the road. The short .5 miles stroll to the Blue Blazes Moonshine Still has an outstanding story to go along with it.

blue/white trail is moderately challenging. very well marked. beautiful views, even in winter.

12 days ago

Very nice outing with our dog. Surprisingly we met very few other hikers.

A little muddy but very enjoyable. All the dogs we saw were on leashes, which I appreciated.

Great hike! Highly recommend going about a mile past Annapolis Rock to Black Rock Cliff. Great views and not nearly as crowded. Go early ..... I finished my hike around 12pm and by that time the parking lot was packed and I noticed a good amount of people starting the trail. A bit muddy in some spots.

Walked the trail with some new friends. It’s been awhile since I’ve hiked in the area. The trail is rocky, there’s a hint of rock scrambling, and there’s a decent climb and descent. This trail is mapped as a round trip. We carpooled north and hiked back to the other car. I think the estimate was 6.5 miles, so 10.5 might be on the low side. My watch puts it at 7 miles, but we also walked up to the P.A. boarder (a couple hundred feet). 13-14 miles round trip is more accurate.

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