This list represents the most popular trails in Maryland. Use this list to plan your next Maryland outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Wildlands Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park
This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders ...
#2 Glen Artney / Avalon / Orange Grove / Hilton Areas
Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one ...
#3 McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area ...
#4 Loch Raven Reservoir: Merryman Trail
Arguably the prettiest trail in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed. Follow it to Merryman Point, where the reservoir spreads ...
#5 Blue Ridge Summit - Hog Rock, Catoctin Mountain Park
A ramble through hardwood forests and over ridges of Catoctin Mountain, with views of the Blue Ridge and the Monocacy Valley. ...
#6 Schaeffer Farms
These trails are a perfect example of mountain bike advocacy at work and the ones that set the tone for the future of mountain ...
#7 Wolf Rock - Chimney Rock Loop, Catoctin Mountain Park
This is a somewhat rugged hike to two outstanding vistas and a fascinating rock formation known as Wolf Rock, traveling through ...
#8 Calvert Cliffs State Park
Prince Frederick, MD
A hike through forest and bog down to the Chesapeake Bay where fossils are abundant below the sandstone cliffs. Calvert ...
#9 Gunpowder Falls Trail
Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area), MD
Gunpowder Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area). ...
#10 High Knob - Catoctin Mountain Loop, Gambrill State Park
A circuit along and beside the ridge of Catoctin Mountain through mature hardwood forest, offering excellent views east and ...
#11 Double Rock Park
Enjoy a remarkably isolated spot where Stemmers Run meanders over a slew of rocks in the heart of heavily populated Parkville-Overlea. ...
Baltimore County, MD
Patapsco is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 428 feet altitude. ...
#13 Lake Montebello-Herring Run Park Trail
Stroll around the busy urban retreat of Lake Montebello and then plunge into the thick woods surrounding Herring Run, a forested ...
#14 Robert E. Lee Park: Lake Roland
Follow an old rail bed along Jones Falls to Lake Roland before returning through upland forest. Along the way, catch sight ...
#15 C&O Canal Towpath - Paw Paw Tunnel
A walk along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath through a tunnel more than half a mile long, followed by a scenic walk near ...
#16 Swallow Falls State Park Loop
An easy circuit hike in Swallow Falls State Park through a mature hemlock forest along the scenic Youghiogheny River to Maryland’s ...
#17 Northern Central Railroad Trail
Wandering through stream-laced woods past farmhouses and fields of corn, this fine rural trail, part of Gunpowder Falls State ...
#18 Potomac River
Indian Head, MD
Short Take: Approximately 50 miles fishable for bass; tidal influence, hydrilla, shallow underwater cover, large tributaries. ...
#19 Gambrill State Park: Yellow Trail
Maintained by MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), the Yellow Trail in Gambrill State Park is a challenging and demanding ...
#20 Farmer's and Fisherman's Ramble
For more than 300 years farmers have plowed the thin strips of land and fishermen have navigated the narrow channels of water ...