Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail

Hancock, Maryland 21750

Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail

Fort Frederick State Park Nature Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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