Indian Head Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Charles County, Maryland. It is within Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area and Mattawoman Natural Environment Area. It is 12.9 miles long and begins at 195 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 487 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms.
Indian Head Rail Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Located just 18 miles south of our nation’s capital, the Indian Head Rail Trail offers a unique natural outdoor experience, seemingly far removed from urban development and its associated chaotic pace. The trail was a generous gift of a former railroad corridor from the National Park Service’s Federal Lands to Parks Program.
The 13-mile, paved Indian Head Rail Trail traverses roughly halfway across Charles County, connecting the small towns of Indian Head and White Plains. Cyclists and hikers can experience the surroundings of mature forests, natural wetlands, and occasional farmland as they pass through the Mattawoman Creek stream valley and some of southern Maryland’s most scenic and undeveloped natural areas."
--Various Authors, Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic (Wilderness Press).
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