Best Cross-Country Skiing in Maryland

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

  • #1 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 ...

  • #2 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 ...

  • #3 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. ...

  • #4 Wisp Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    McHenry, MD

    The Allegheny Mountain microclimate in Maryland’s western panhandle contrasts with the state’s otherwise temperate conditions. Downhill skiing does exist in Maryland, and only here at Wisp—the ...
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    The Allegheny Mountain microclimate in Maryland’s western panhandle contrasts with the state’s otherwise temperate conditions. ...

  • #5 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 ...

  • #6 Gambrill State Park

    0 Reviews

    Middletown, MD

    Gambrill State Park protects the lower third of the Catoctin Mountain chain. The Catoctin Trail, one of Maryland's premiere long-distance footpaths, begins here. The park and its trails date ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Gambrill State Park protects the lower third of the Catoctin Mountain chain. The Catoctin Trail, one of Maryland's premiere ...

  • #7 Catoctin Mountain Park

    0 Reviews

    Thurmont, MD

    Easy strolls and rugged climbs typify the diversity on the 25 miles of trails through the 5,770-acre park, located on the easternmost ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Park overlooks include ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Easy strolls and rugged climbs typify the diversity on the 25 miles of trails through the 5,770-acre park, located on the ...

  • #8 American Chestnut Land Trust

    0 Reviews

    Saint Leonard, MD

    Parkers Creek is the centerpiece of the American Chestnut Land Trust's BID-acre holdings in Calvert County. The creek's tidal salt marshes, upland forest of oak and hickory, and its many tributaries ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Parkers Creek is the centerpiece of the American Chestnut Land Trust's BID-acre holdings in Calvert County. The creek's tidal ...

  • #9 Calvert Cliffs State Park

    0 Reviews

    Saint Leonard, MD

    A shallow sea once covered all of southern Maryland. When it receded twenty to twenty-five million years ago, the steep shoreline now known as Calvert Cliffs were exposed and began to erode. ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
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    A shallow sea once covered all of southern Maryland. When it receded twenty to twenty-five million years ago, the steep shoreline ...

  • #10 Cunningham Falls State Park

    0 Reviews

    Thurmont, MD

    Located near Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls features a beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfall, the largest cascading waterfall in the state, attracting visitors from around the region. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Located near Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls features a beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfall, the largest cascading ...

  • #11 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 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  0.3 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #12 Gold Mine Loop (1.6 Mi)

    0 Reviews

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD

    Gold Mine Loop (1.6 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 338 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Gold Mine Loop (1.6 Mi) is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical ...

  • #13 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail

    5 Reviews

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, VA

    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Dierrsen Wildlife Management Area. ...
    •  18.6 miles
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio ...

  • #14 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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  0.0 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #15 Patuxent Road

    1 Reviews

    Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - North Tract, MD

    Patuxent Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is within Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - North Tract. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 88 feet altitude. ...
    •  2 to 6 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Patuxent Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is within Patuxent Wildlife Research ...

  • #16 Western Maryland Rail Trail

    2 Reviews

    Western Maryland Rail Trail, MD

    Western Maryland Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hancock, Maryland. It is within Western Maryland Rail Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 22.1 miles ...
    •  22.1 miles
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    Western Maryland Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Hancock, Maryland. It is within Western Maryland Rail Trail and ...

  • #17 Western Mayland Rail Trail

    2 Reviews

    Washington County, MD

    Western Mayland Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington County, Maryland. It is 104 feet long and begins at 423 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total ...
    •  0.0 miles
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    Western Mayland Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington County, Maryland. It is 104 feet long and begins at ...

  • #18 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
    •  Guide

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