Calvert Cliffs State Park

Calvert Cliffs State Park



Trail Location: 9500 H. G. Truman Parkway, Lusby, Maryland.

Trail Length: 13 Miles

Counties: Calvert

Trail Surface(s): Gravel, dirt

Trail Description: The cliffs which dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County were formed over 15 million years ago when all of southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils. Along with the interesting cliffs, the park offers thirteen miles of marked foot trails that are open to the public (bicycles are restricted to the service road), picnic areas, playground equipment, fishing and many interpretative programs. Horses are not allowed on the Red Trail. Bicycles are only permitted on the park’s main service road. Pets are not allowed in the park. These trails are not “rail-trails.”

Parking and Trail Access: The park is 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Maryland Routes 2 & 4. For additional information, call the park at 301-872-5688.

Seasonal Restrictions: Some trails may be closed during hunting season.

Reviews and Tips: Hours of operation are sunrise to sunset daily, year round. A service charge of $3 per car applies. Contact the park office for details when planning a visit.



9500 H. G. Truman Parkway, Lusby, Maryland.