Trying to find the best Maryland trails? AllTrails has 777 great hiking trails, 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Catoctin Mountain Park or around Ellicott City, Elkridge or Catonsville we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Maryland state park trails, check out South Mountain State Park or McKeldin Recreation Area near Marriottsville. Or for some great local park options, check out Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area near Dickerson or Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 438 easy trails in Maryland ranging from 0.6 to 55.7 miles and from 0 to 3,015 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Horseback riding; great trails and hills. Fun open field space to let them stretch their legs

easy, flat, paved loop along the bay and into the wood

Warning! Don’t follow this recording. This was Rex the dogs route. Lots of off trail ventures

Wear Orange, we encountered many hunters and the signs warning of such at the parking area were completely sun bleached so they are unreadable. Otherwise, there are long stretches where the trails are LOVELY. They do become very hard to follow at times but look for ribbon on branches or colored arrows on trees. I liked this loop counterclockwise.

I enjoyed the trail. With most of the leaves fallen, the view of the water was lovely. I would rate this as easy though. It was mostly paved and level. Nice walk with pets or children.

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closed
6 days ago

nice parts are closed

nice trail

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Decent hike up a pretty rocky trail. The large Cat Rocks themselves are kinda neat, though was rainy when I got there so didn't see anything in regards to view except mist. Would say if picking between the Chimney or Cat rock trails, would definitely choose the Chimney Rock trail since they are much larger and so close to Wolf Rock in similar amount of mileage. Though Cat rock trail is rocky, probably not quite as bad as many portions of trail to Chimney rock. Although had already been raining most of the day by the time I did this, the trail wasn't too muddy either. There were some parts where there was water on the trail, but was enough rocks or wide enough to get around without having to completely step off the trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Two fantastic spots within a short loop! Did not expect the huge size of the rock formations and all the places you can climb around. Never seen anywhere with such neat rocks to climb so close to each other. You do have to be extremely careful if the rocks are wet at all. Most of the trails have good sized rocks embedded in the trail throughout and are covered in very thin moss/green which are very slippery if wet. Would not recommend for little ones given the numerous crevices and drop-offs around either Wolf or Chimney rocks. Did this on rainy day and was a bit nervous myself stepping on any part of rock that was remotely slanted or sloped (just assume is like ice). Also since was rainy, there wasn't much of view of course other than mist, but the rocks structures are neat enough experience regardless. As others mentioned, Wolf Rocks is more of just the rocks and is Chimney Rock which has the view.

good but no shade

Good trails.

nature trips
rocky
6 days ago

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Nice, easy and well marked. I live less than 10 minutes away, so I wanted to check the box on this trail. Should be beautiful in the fall of the year. Didn’t come across anyone else on the trail. Several bench’s if you need a break. Stopped and checked out the raptors at the nature center. Saw whitetail deer running near the power lines. Multiple little bridges. You are never really deep in the woods and you often see parts of the pavilion and playground. There is also a yellow and red trail to check out. It is part of a neighborhood regional park, so I think it was pretty nice. Not a 5 because of the paved portion and portion that is close to houses. We enjoyed, and I would do it again.

Awesome for Moutan biking and great for dogs Trail is well maintenance

Great trail!

Neat trail with lots of variety! Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots since it’s pretty rocky, and would recommend pants even in warm weather since parts are a bit overgrown with brambles

hiking
off trail
private property
6 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised that this little hike was so pleasing. I didn’t feel like driving 2 hours to the mountains or to great falls and Cedarville Park is 15 min away. I enjoyed a almost 5 mile hike through the woods and I forgot where I was for a little while.

It was exciting. Beautiful views over water and rocks. Lots to do. Steep climbs. Rocky paths. Wasn’t hard though.

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Great hiking trail. Some water falls, some elevation and walking along the river.

walking
7 days ago

nice for geocaching

Easy hike, not overly busy since it was a cold winter morning. Trail(s) well-marked and well maintained. Only 1 serious uphill climb and the rest is flatter. Overlook was secluded and very nice views. My GPS put this in as closer to 6.85 miles round trip. Did see some hunters using the path to access (what I assume) is public hunting ground.

Nice and paived trail. Easy hike of approx 3 km

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rocky
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

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