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Hiking Trails and Trips in Maryland

Below are popular Hiking guides and trips in Maryland that you can use to plan your next adventure. You can download guides, including a detailed map, description and points of interest for a small fee to your iPhone or Android.
Guides
Avalon Super Loop - Patapsco State Park
Avalon Super Loop - Patapsco State Park
Patapsco State Park, Maryland, United States
 
Difficult: 12.7 miles, Full day
lots of ruins, waterfalls, trains, and river views
Mckeldin Area - Patapsco State Park
Mckeldin Area - Patapsco State Park
Marriottsville, Maryland, United States
 
Difficult: 16.7 miles, Full day
tons of ruins and artifacts along the Patapsco river
Falling Branch Trail to Kilgore Falls
Falling Branch Trail to Kilgore Falls
Pylesville, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 1.2 miles, 1 hour or less
a short family-friendly hike with a spectacular payoff in Rocks State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park Wildlands Loop
Gunpowder Falls State Park Wildlands Loop
Gunpowder Estates, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 4.4 miles, 1-3 hours
A 4.75 mile trail with a refreshing swimmin' hole near the end!
Patapsco State Park - Top Secret Ruins Hike
Patapsco State Park - Top Secret Ruins Hike
Normandy Heights, Maryland, United States
 
Difficult: 32 miles, Multiple days
Top secret ruins, waterfalls, rivers, trains and 32 miles of hiking!!
C & O Canal Towpath trail, section #2
C & O Canal Towpath trail, section #2
Williamsport, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 52 miles, Multiple days
Cross the Appalachian Trail as you explore this historic and scenic canal path from Point of Rocks, MD to Williamsport.
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Flintridge, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 2.5 miles, 1-3 hours
A very scenic 2.3 mile trail near Flintridge, Maryland
Fort Foote Civil War Ruins
Fort Foote Civil War Ruins
River Bend Estates, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 1.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Civil war bunkers, cannons, building and views!
Columbia Air Center Loop Hike - Patuxent River Park
Columbia Air Center Loop Hike - Patuxent River Park
Selbys Landing, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Aviation history, tons of trails, artifacts
Accokeek Farms at Piscataway Park
Accokeek Farms at Piscataway Park
Indian Head, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 2.9 miles, 1-3 hours
Farm hike through the fields and along the Potomac river, with artifacts and buildings!
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Hancock, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 22 miles, Full day
This 22-mile paved trail bisects two centuries of history & can be explored by itself or as a loop with the C & O trail.
Calvert Cliffs State Park - Smaller Loop
Calvert Cliffs State Park - Smaller Loop
Calvert Cliffs State Park, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Cliffs on the beach of the bay
AT Across Maryland Series #6 - I40 to Pogo Campground
AT Across Maryland Series #6 - I40 to Pogo Campground
Myersville, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 8.7 miles, Half day
Appalachian Trail Across Maryland #6 of 9 - I-40 to Pogo Campground 8.8 Miles/Moderate
Gorman Stream Valley
Riverside, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 5.3 miles, 1-3 hours
5.0 mile trail near Riverside, Maryland
Antietam National Battlefield Hike
Antietam National Battlefield Hike
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 8.9 miles, Half day
Greenbury Point
Greenbury Point
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
3.3 mile trail near Annapolis, Maryland
Cedarville State Park - A Long Hike Amongst Carnivorous Plants
Cedarville State Park - A Long Hike Amongst Carnivorous Plants
Cedarville Mobile Home Park, Maryland, United States
 
Difficult: 12.2 miles, Half day
12.2 mile trail near Cedarville Mobile Home Park, Maryland
Union Mills Hike
Union Mills Hike
Advocates Choice, Maryland, United States
 
Difficult: 7.0 miles, 1-3 hours
This is a 7.0 mile circuit hike near Advocates Choice, Maryland
Calvert Cliffs State Park!
Calvert Cliffs State Park!
Lusby, Maryland, United States
 
Easy: 4.0 miles, 1-3 hours
A 4 mile loop hike near Lusby, Maryland
Cunningham Falls and Hog Rock Vista, Catoctin Mountain Park
Cunningham Falls and Hog Rock Vista, Catoctin Mountain Park
Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
 
Moderate: 4.0 miles, 1-3 hours
3.9 mile trail near Clarksburg, Maryland

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