This list represents the most popular hiking in Maryland. Use this list to plan your next Maryland hiking 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 ...
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. ...
#10 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). ...
#11 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 ...
#12 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. ...
#13 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 ...
#14 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 ...
#15 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 ...
#16 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 ...
#17 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 ...
#18 Rocks State Park
Explore 85 acres of dense forest and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek, culminating in the main attraction: King and ...
#19 Cromwell Valley Park with Loch Raven Add - on
An opportunity for pleasant hiking within 371- acre Cromwell Valley Park, as well as adding a more strenuous Loch Raven extension. ...
#20 Oregon Ridge Park
Hunt Valley, MD
Hike up and down hills in one of the Baltimore area’s most popular parks. Oregon Ridge has become well known around Baltimore ...
The hike is advertised as easy, but has significant altitude gains See More
Loved it!! Easy/moderate and shaded hike 🙌🏼