Best Mountain Biking in Maryland

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Maryland. Use this list to plan your next Maryland mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Glen Artney / Avalon / Orange Grove / Hilton Areas

    8 Reviews

    Elkridge, MD

    Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one of Washington, D.C./Baltimore’s most popular mountain-biking playgrounds. ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one ...

  • #2 McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area

    3 Reviews

    Poolesville, MD

    Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area where careful hikers can roam a splendid expanse of bird-rich crop fields, ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area ...

  • #3 Schaeffer Farms

    6 Reviews

    Germantown, MD

    These trails are a perfect example of mountain bike advocacy at work and the ones that set the tone for the future of mountain biking, not only in Montgomery County, but in many jurisdictions ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    These trails are a perfect example of mountain bike advocacy at work and the ones that set the tone for the future of mountain ...

  • #4 Patapsco

    13 Reviews

    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. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.4 miles

    Patapsco is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 428 feet altitude. ...

  • #5 Northern Central Railroad Trail

    6 Reviews

    Ashland, MD

    Wandering through stream-laced woods past farmhouses and fields of corn, this fine rural trail, part of Gunpowder Falls State Park, remembers the past with old railroad crossings and wayside ...
    •  19.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering through stream-laced woods past farmhouses and fields of corn, this fine rural trail, part of Gunpowder Falls State ...

  • #6 Gambrill State Park: Yellow Trail

    5 Reviews

    Frederick, MD

    Maintained by MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), the Yellow Trail in Gambrill State Park is a challenging and demanding ride. Gambrill is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Maintained by MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), the Yellow Trail in Gambrill State Park is a challenging and demanding ...

  • #7 Rockburn Branch Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Columbia, MD

    The Rockburn Branch Park area is an excellent place to introduce people to mountain biking. Its rolling trails allow the novice to intermediate cyclist a chance to focus more on developing skills ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rockburn Branch Park area is an excellent place to introduce people to mountain biking. Its rolling trails allow the ...

  • #8 McKeldin Area

    2 Reviews

    Ellicott City, MD

    McKeldin is a unique stop in Patapsco Valley State Park. It’s nudged into the southeast corner of Carroll County, where the north and south branches of the Patapsco River converge. Scenic Liberty ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    McKeldin is a unique stop in Patapsco Valley State Park. It’s nudged into the southeast corner of Carroll County, where the ...

  • #9 Cedarville State Forest

    4 Reviews

    Brandywine, MD

    Tight twisty singletrack is what you'll find when you visit Cedarville. There are over 10 miles of singletrack and doubletrack in this 3,500-acre state forest just south of Washington, D.C. Its ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Tight twisty singletrack is what you'll find when you visit Cedarville. There are over 10 miles of singletrack and doubletrack ...

  • #10 Greenbrier State Park

    2 Reviews

    Hagerstown, MD

    Greenbrier State Park provides many recreational opportunities. Mountain biking is just one of them. Home to a number of mountain bike races, Greenbrier has become a favorite destination for ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Greenbrier State Park provides many recreational opportunities. Mountain biking is just one of them. Home to a number of ...

  • #11 Saint Mary's River State Park

    2 Reviews

    Waldorf, MD

    Boasting more than eight miles of pristine singletrack, Saint Mary's lake is like an Eastern Shore destination. The ride's lack of serious elevation change make this trail ideal for beginner ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Boasting more than eight miles of pristine singletrack, Saint Mary's lake is like an Eastern Shore destination. The ride's ...

  • #12 Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

    2 Reviews

    Elkton, MD

    Known primarily for its rich equestrian heritage, the Fair Hill area does not conjure up images of mountain biking. However, this northern Maryland Natural Resources Management Area has some ...
    •  1 hour
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Known primarily for its rich equestrian heritage, the Fair Hill area does not conjure up images of mountain biking. However, ...

  • #13 Gunpowder Falls State Park: Sweet Air

    0 Reviews

    Fallston, MD

    The Sweet Air area of Gunpowder Falls State Park offers perfect intermediate trails. Located in northern Baltimore County, Sweet Air has 1,250 acres of trails. The variety of trails, from steep ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  5.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sweet Air area of Gunpowder Falls State Park offers perfect intermediate trails. Located in northern Baltimore County, ...

  • #14 Northern Central Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Baltimore, MD

    This converted rail trail leads its visitors across Maryland's beautiful fields and meadows, past forests and rural farmland, and along the rushing waters of Little Falls and Gunpowder Falls. ...
    •  2 to 6 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    This converted rail trail leads its visitors across Maryland's beautiful fields and meadows, past forests and rural farmland, ...

  • #15 L.F. Cosca Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Clinton, MD

    Readily accessible from the Washington Beltway, L.F. Cosca Regional Park is a deceiving place. Its small size and rather urban setting hide a great network of singletrack. This regional park ...
    •  1 hour
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Readily accessible from the Washington Beltway, L.F. Cosca Regional Park is a deceiving place. Its small size and rather ...

  • #16 Sugarloaf's Scenic Circuit

    0 Reviews

    Frederick, MD

    Privately owned, the trails in Sugarloaf Mountain used to be a popular mountain biking destination. In the past few years, however, overused trails prompted the managers of the Sugarloaf Trail ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Privately owned, the trails in Sugarloaf Mountain used to be a popular mountain biking destination. In the past few years, ...

  • #17 Deep Creek Lake State Park

    0 Reviews

    Swanton, MD

    Situated in one of Maryland's most popular vacation spots, the trails at Deep Creek Lake State Park offer a challenging network of rides that is bound to satisfy even the most demanding mountain ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated in one of Maryland's most popular vacation spots, the trails at Deep Creek Lake State Park offer a challenging network ...

  • #18 Susquehanna River Ride

    0 Reviews

    Bel Air, MD

    This challenging ride meanders through the varying topography of the Susquehanna River Valley, taking you through such diversity as heavy forest cover and open fields. Apart from its natural ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This challenging ride meanders through the varying topography of the Susquehanna River Valley, taking you through such diversity ...

  • #19 River Ride

    1 Reviews

    Poolesville, MD

    This easygoing loop along the Potomac River connects two places that, at one time, signified an age when the ferry was the most convenient means across the river. The ride begins at Whites Ferry ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This easygoing loop along the Potomac River connects two places that, at one time, signified an age when the ferry was the ...

  • #20 Capital Crescent Trail

    3 Reviews

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

    Capital Crescent Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Maryland. It is within Little Falls Branch Park, Georgetown, Clara Barton Parkway, Maryland, Chesapeake & Ohio ...
    •  7.4 miles

    Capital Crescent Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Maryland. It is within Little Falls Branch ...