Hiking Maryland & Delaware Guide Book

by David Edwin Lillard (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Maryland and Delaware  by David Edwin Lillard

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762736356

Hiking Maryland and Delaware features sixty-two of the states’ finest trails—including short nature hikes and full-day treks—from the beaches and bays to the mountains. Former AHS president David Lillard provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking these Mid-Atlantic states, which are filled with rich history, surprisingly remote woodlands, hidden marshes, and scenic vistas. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Accurate directions to the trailheads; Detailed trail descriptions; Mile-by-mile directional cues; Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and more.

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Trails from the "Hiking Maryland & Delaware" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 62.
... Preview: This is a rare place of mixed hardwoods, bottomland swamp, and creeks making their way to the Chesapeake Bay. The land is privately owned and permanently protected by the American Chestnut Land Trust. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Prince Frederick, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This hike combines views of the open rural Baltimore County countryside with a circuit through the woods. This hike offers one of the few circuit hikes along the Northern Central Railroad Trail, allo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Cockeysville, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: An easy walk through natural and managed coastal-plain woodlands in Blackbird State Forest, famous for its Delmarva bays— the small upland ponds of mysterious origin that dot the forest’s ten tracts. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Smyrna, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: A ramble through hardwood forests and over ridges of Catoctin Mountain, with views of the Blue Ridge and the Monocacy Valley. In spring, dogwoods and other flowering trees are abundant. In about two h ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Thurmont, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: A circuit hike on the dirt roads of a Delaware Bay wildlife refuge. This is an especially rewarding hike for those interested in watching migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, nesting bald eagles, and r ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Dover, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: An easy, interpretive hike on boardwalks, sand, and soft upland soil through salt marsh and coastal forest. With good facilities near the trailhead and interesting options, a walk on the nature trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Rehoboth Beach, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A walk along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath through a tunnel more than half a mile long, followed by a scenic walk near a remote stretch of the Potomac. The return hike is over a shoulder of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Cumberland, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: A hike through forest and bog down to the Chesapeake Bay where fossils are abundant below the sandstone cliffs. Calvert Cliffs State Park is unique among hiking opportunities in the region for its up ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Prince Frederick, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The 217-acre park’s main attraction is its equestrian center and pond. A nice place to introduce children to the outdoors or to get outside with visitors who are not outdoor types. Kids love horses, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Newark, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: A walk through pine forests and near marshy lakes in an area that is arguably the wildest place within 75 miles of Washington, D.C. Follow the wide path through pine and hardwoods dominated by beech a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Laurel, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: An easy walk through deep, shady forest along the banks of meandering creeks. On a hot summer day, there is a drowsy, languid feel to the creeks that run through Cedarville State Forest. They are k ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Saint Charles, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Alternating long views and close contact with Brandywine Creek along Creek Road Trail, which here aligns with the Northern Delaware Greenway, the hike includes an interlude above the scenic Rocky Run ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Wilmington, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The trail climbs to the flattop ridge of Meadow Mountain for a stunning view of Deep Creek Lake. On the way down, stop at an abandoned mine site for an insight into mountain cultural history. Most of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Swanton, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: One of Maryland’s best hikes for getting away from it all, this is a circuit hike in and above the remote canyon of Fifteenmile Creek. Fifteenmile Creek slices a 200-foot gorge between Green Ridge and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Flintstone, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: An easy walk through a young forest in an area that was previously logged. A good hike for children on a family outing to the park or for a field study of forest succession. Because it is very short ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Hancock, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This walk weaves around a mile-long tidal pond and ends at the ocean, offering arm’s-length views of more than a dozen species of shorebirds. Crouching near the great tidal pool known as Gordons Pond, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Rehoboth, DE - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A pleasant, sometimes challenging hike featuring more than a dozen stream crossings, a few rugged ascents through pine forest, and mountain views. This is a fine hike for introducing a young person (o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Cumberland, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Take a swim in the river after a walk along the western shore of Maryland’s Patuxent River. The trail travels through fields, meadows and woods, and offers dramatic views of the river, with visits to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Leonardtown, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: A walk through mixed hardwood and conifer woodlands along and above scenic Gunpowder Falls. You can make a day of hiking in the wooded stream valley of Gunpowder Falls and the ridges above it, or you ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Hereford, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: A fine walk through surprisingly deep woods in a county park. There are views of Pars Ridge, the principal geologic feature of Carroll County, and passages through open meadows and cultivated fields. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maryland & Delaware"
Westminster, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5