Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail

Hancock, Maryland 21750

Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail

Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"An easy walk through a young forest in an area that was previously logged. A good hike for children on a family outing to the park or for a field study of forest succession. Because it is very short and not entirely pristine, Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail is not a “destination hike. ”Nevertheless, a walk on the 1.2-mile loop could be a nice part of a family outing to the park or a field study of forest succession.

In addition to the nature trail, the park boasts Fort Frederick, the national historic monument that played a role in the French and Indian, Revolutionary, and Civil Wars. The historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath passes through the park, as does, of course, the Potomac River. With the picnic area by the trailhead, it is a great place to spend a day exploring the human and natural history of the area. Special considerations: Pets are not permitted at Fort Frederick State Park."

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Trail Information

Hancock
Nearby City
1.2
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
April - November
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Park Manager, Fort Frederick State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Clear Spring, Maryland
Local Maps

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Jul 2018