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."