Best Hikes Near Baltimore  by Heather Connellee

Best Hikes Near Baltimore Guide Book

by Heather Connellee (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Baltimore  by Heather Connellee
It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Baltimore" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

Knock out two states in 10.0 miles on a historic section of the 2,000-plus-mile Appalachian Trail (AT), which spans from Georgia to Maine. Highlights of this day hike include Gathland State Park, Ed G ...
Westminster, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
An urban hike through the heart of downtown Baltimore’s tourist center takes you past restaurants and pubs, boutique shops, attractions, and marinas. Meander through the historic town of Fells Point o ...
Great Falls, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
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Its length aside, this trail is a cakewalk. It’s amazing that this natural beauty of land and river lies between two of the busiest routes in Baltimore. The walk along the bank of the Gunpowder River ...
Perry Hall, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
Follow the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath and waterway, a National Historic Park, before heading into the woods to clamber your way through a giant boulderfield playground, all while getting views of ...
Potomac, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
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This is a treat of a trail located right in town between Parkville and Overlea. Despite some unfortunate vandalism, the hiking trails in this park offer a much needed natural respite from the highways ...
Harrisonville, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
This is a neat hike with unique features like a section of beach hiking, lots of wildlife, river views, and a loop around a beaver marsh pond with, well . . . beavers!
Turkey Point, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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An easy trail with open meadows and water views most of the way leads you to the cliffs above the Chesapeake Bay and the Turkey Point Lighthouse at the tip of a peninsula of land between the Elk and N ...
Deer Creek, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Everything you could ask for and more! The well-marked loop trail begins steps from the Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge before taking you through varied terrain and scenery—past open fields, dense fore ...
Turkey Point, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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Located in Federal Hill next to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, walk in the steps of our brave countrymen on a historical hike around the star-shaped Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the national ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 0.9
The varied landscape on this hike includes hillsides and stream valleys, ridge walking, and a stroll down a fire road that cuts through a pine forest.
Mountain, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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A short loop hike that provides access to one of the best, if not the best, sections of the Gunpowder River with pools, rapids, and chutes. It’s always nice when you can mix up the scenery rather than ...
White Hall, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Welcome to Jerusalem Mill Historic Village, home to Gunpowder Falls State Park headquarters. The mill here originally functioned as a grain mill from 1772 to 1961. The historic town buildings include ...
Mountain, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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The pond truly is lost, but other highlights like views of the Gunpowder River, the Pot Rocks rapids, and large boulders, can all be seen on the floodplain before heading upward into the forest. The l ...
Cockeysville, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
This hike is an all-day event in the Hereford area. It offers a grand tour of the Gunpowder River’s south and north banks, with highlights like Prettyboy Dam and Raven Rock Falls along varied terrain, ...
White Hall, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.9
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This trail is wild and wonderful! It combines the Panther Branch Trail with the Gunpowder South Trail for a scenic loop complete with wildlife, waterfalls, old ruins, and river views. Living up to its ...
Hereford, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Take a pleasant (no pun intended) hike through dense forest on a well-marked path. Hike some portions on the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad bed, across many tributary streams, past the remains ...
Baldwin, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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An inspirational trail takes you through open meadows, cornfields, and dense pine forest and past a scenic pond. Nature quotes adorn the trees as you meander along the Little Gunpowder Falls. Locals r ...
Baldwin, MD - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.4
Our hike starts out as a wide stone and gravel path just beyond the trail kiosk and green gate, heading downhill and crossing through the culvert under Belair Road. On the other side of the culvert, e ...
Perry Hall, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
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As urban as trails around Baltimore come, one section of the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail—from Leon Day Park to Windsor Mill Road—will surprise you with thick tree canopy, river views, historical struct ...
Baltimore, MD - Hiking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 3.6
The “land of old fields” has nothing stale about it. Hashawha offers 340 acres of open fields, pine woods, wetlands, ponds, and stream valleys. Some of the highlights include a circa 1850 historic cab ...
Westminster, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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