Best Trail Running in Maryland

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

  • #1 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. ...

  • #2 Gunpowder Falls Trail

    10 Reviews

    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). It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 19 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  3.6 miles

    Gunpowder Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area). ...

  • #3 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 ...

  • #4 Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park

    2 Reviews

    Annapolis, MD

    Edged with tulip poplars, pocket wetlands, and conventions of wildflowers, this easy trail gently winds through mostly wooded surroundings—a world away from the area’s impossible congestion. ...
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Edged with tulip poplars, pocket wetlands, and conventions of wildflowers, this easy trail gently winds through mostly wooded ...

  • #5 Number Nine Trolley Trail

    0 Reviews

    Ellicott City, MD

    This quiet, rustic trail along an old trolley route leads into a stream-crossed valley, far from the bustle of Ellicott City. The valley attracts all kinds of bird migrants. Winter snowfall makes ...
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This quiet, rustic trail along an old trolley route leads into a stream-crossed valley, far from the bustle of Ellicott City. ...

  • #6 Great Falls Overlook Trail

    8 Reviews

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

    Great Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 140 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.3 miles

    Great Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical ...

  • #7 Gunpowder South Trail (white)

    7 Reviews

    Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area), MD

    Gunpowder South Trail (white) is a hiking and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area). It is 7.0 miles long and begins at 396 feet altitude. ...
    •  7.0 miles

    Gunpowder South Trail (white) is a hiking and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State ...

  • #8 Gunpowder North Trail

    7 Reviews

    Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area), MD

    Gunpowder North Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area). It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 353 feet altitude. ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Gunpowder North Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park ...

  • #9 Historic Savage Mill Trail

    0 Reviews

    Savage, MD

    Beginning at the restored Savage Mill, this short, easy trail showcases an exceptionally pretty section of the Little Patuxent River, its boulder-strewn banks speckled with anglers. Although ...
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning at the restored Savage Mill, this short, easy trail showcases an exceptionally pretty section of the Little Patuxent ...

  • #10 Magruder Branch Trail and Lower Magruder Trail

    0 Reviews

    Damascus, MD

    Damascus Recreational Park is 284 acres and has multiple outdoor athletic fields and courts for general recreation opportunities. A stream valley that runs adjacent to the park has a modest trail ...
    •  2.5-3 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Damascus Recreational Park is 284 acres and has multiple outdoor athletic fields and courts for general recreation opportunities. ...

  • #11 Savage Historic Mill Trail

    3 Reviews

    Savage-Guilford, MD

    Savage Historic Mill Trail is a hiking trail in Savage-Guilford, Maryland. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 167 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Savage Historic Mill Trail is a hiking trail in Savage-Guilford, Maryland. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 167 feet altitude. ...

  • #12 Sugarloaf Mountain: Northern Peaks and Mountain Loop

    1 Reviews

    Comus, MD

    The blue Northern Peaks Trail plus the white Mountain Loop equals a good day of hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain. And yes, it’s well worth the drive. The 3,330-acre property of Sugarloaf is privately ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The blue Northern Peaks Trail plus the white Mountain Loop equals a good day of hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain. And yes, it’s ...

  • #13 Rocky Trail

    3 Reviews

    Rocky Gap State Park, MD

    Rocky Trail is a hiking trail in Allegany County, Maryland. It is within Rocky Gap State Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,280 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Rocky Trail is a hiking trail in Allegany County, Maryland. It is within Rocky Gap State Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins ...

  • #14 Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways Trail

    3 Reviews

    Susquehanna State Park, MD

    Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways Trail is a hiking trail in Harford County, Maryland. It is within Susquehanna State Park. It is three miles long and begins at 23 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  3.0 miles

    Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways Trail is a hiking trail in Harford County, Maryland. It is within Susquehanna State ...

  • #15 Baltimore Waterfront Promenade

    2 Reviews

    Under Armour Promenade, MD

    Baltimore Waterfront Promenade is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore, Maryland. It is within Under Armour Promenade, Boston Street Pier Park, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, ...
    •  5.1 miles

    Baltimore Waterfront Promenade is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore, Maryland. It is within Under Armour Promenade, ...

  • #16 South Wind Trail

    1 Reviews

    Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, MD

    South Wind Trail is a hiking trail in Howard County, Maryland. It is within Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 391 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.2 miles

    South Wind Trail is a hiking trail in Howard County, Maryland. It is within Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. It is 2.2 ...

  • #17 Gambrill Mill Trail

    1 Reviews

    Monocacy National Battlefield, MD

    Gambrill Mill Trail is a hiking trail in Frederick County, Maryland. It is within Monocacy National Battlefield. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 243 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Gambrill Mill Trail is a hiking trail in Frederick County, Maryland. It is within Monocacy National Battlefield. It is 0.5 ...

  • #18 Calvert Cliffs State Park: Red Trail

    1 Reviews

    Lusby, MD

    Calvert Cliffs State Park is a unique place in southern Maryland, known for its shoreline cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay where you and your kids can pretend to be archaeologists and search for ...
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Calvert Cliffs State Park is a unique place in southern Maryland, known for its shoreline cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay ...

  • #19 Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Connector

    0 Reviews

    Seneca Creek State Park, MD

    Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Connector is a hiking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Seneca Creek State Park. It is 252 feet long and begins at 378 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  0.0 miles

    Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Connector is a hiking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Seneca Creek State Park. ...

  • #20 Billy Goat Trail: Section B

    1 Reviews

    Potomac, MD

    Section B of the Billy Goat Trail is one of three trails with that name that follow the Potomac River from mile marker 14 along the canal to mile 10 in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National ...
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Section B of the Billy Goat Trail is one of three trails with that name that follow the Potomac River from mile marker 14 ...