Parks

Wye Island NRMA

Website Map:  Trail Location: 632 Wye Island Road, Queenstown, MD 21658 Trail Length: Counties: Talbot Trail Surface(s): Natural Trail Description: Wildlife viewing and hiking are the most popular activities on Wye Island’s six miles of trails. The School House Woods Nature Trail takes you through a mature hardwood forest while the Ferry Landing Trail leads beneath a canopy of Osage Orange Trees. Wye Island also houses a Holly Tree that is more than 290 years old. Follow…

Three Notch Trail

Website Map: Trail Location: Route 236 New Market, MD Trail Length: Counties: St Mary’s Trail Surface(s): Asphalt. Trail Description: St. Mary County Department of Recreation & Parks is pleased to announce that the Three Notch Trail project is currently under construction. The recreational trail is being constructed along the 28-mile, County owned railroad right-of-way (ROW), which runs south from Hughesville (in Charles County) to Lexington Park (to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station). The trail will be…

St Mary’s River State Park

Trail Description: A 7.5 mile trail circles the lake, allowing the area to be fished from shore or by boat (electric motor only). The trail is regularly used for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation. There is waterfowl hunting at designated sites only (accessible by boat). Permit (free) and reservation are required. You can make reservations by calling 301-743-5161…

Price Creek Environmental Area

Website  Map: Trail Location: Romancoke Rd., Stevensville, MD Trail Length: Counties: Queen Anne’s Trail Surface(s): Trail Description: This 300-acre park off Rt. 8 South, has a riding trail that skirts an environmentally protected area adjacent to Price Creek. Parking and Trail Access: Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Rt. 8 South, Park on right after Blue Heron Golf Course Seasonal Restrictions: Reviews and Tips: Amenities:

Wadkins Regional Park

Website Map: Trail Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive  Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Trail Length: Counties: Prince George’s Trail Surface(s): Trail Description: Parking and Trail Access: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 15A (Central Avenue) east. Continue for approximately three miles. Turn right onto Watkins Park Drive (MD 193) and follow the park signs to the facility. From MD 301, turn onto Central Avenue (MD 214) west. Continue for approximately three miles (past Six Flags America). Turn left onto…

Rosaryville State Park

Trail Description: Rosaryville is a 982 acre day-use park and the location of the historic Mount Airy Mansion. Miles of trails for hiking, biking and equestrians are available for day use. Perimeter Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Upper Marlboro, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Website  Maps: Park Map GPX/KML Trail Location: 7805 West Marlton Avenue Upper Marlboro, MD…

Fairland Regional Park

Website  Map: Trail Location: 13950 Old Gunpowder Road Laurel, MD 20707 Trail Length: Counties: Prince George’s Trail Surface(s): Trail Description: Fairland Regional Park includes more than 150 acres of parkland that has been developed for recreational use. The Gardens Ice House is also located on this site. The park also includes four lighted softball fields (for reservations, please call 301-446-6800), an imagination playground, and a stormwater management demonstration project area. While the majority of the park resides in Prince George’s County,…

Anacostia Tributary Trail System

Trail Description: The Anacostia River Trail begins in Cottage City, Maryland, at the split of the Anacostia River into its northeast and northwest branches. Those traveling south on either the Northeast Branch Trail or Northwest Branch Trail can seamlessly join the Anacostia River Trail, which continues southward ever closer to the Maryland/District of Columbia border. All three trails, along with several others, are part of the larger Anacostia Tributary Trail System. The flat, barrier-free trail system…

Woodstock Equestrian Park

Website  Map: Trail Location: 20207 Darnestown Road Beallsville, MD 20839 Trail Length: Counties: Montgomery Trail Surface(s): Trail Description: Woodstock Equestrian Special Park sits in the heart of the scenic Agricultural Reserve, just north of the historic town of Beallsville. The park features 872 acres of rolling farmland and forest, 16 miles of equestrian and hiking trails, three horse-friendly bridges, and two parking lots, with entrances marked by monuments on each side of Route 28. The Woodstock arena, cross…

Upper Rock Creek Trail

Website  Map:  Trail Location: 19820 Muncaster Road Rockville, MD 20855 Trail Length: 14 miles Counties: Montgomery Trail Surface(s): Hard. Trail Description: Rock Creek Trail forms a winding path, at times narrow, through the urban greenway of Rock Creek Regional Park. The trail extends between Needwood Lake northeast of Rockville, MD, and the Washington, D.C., border, 14 miles south. Although the area is urbanized, the trail route is through a mostly wooded corridor that encompasses Rock Creek, as it…

Underground Railroad trail

Website Map: Trail Location: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park 16501 Norwood Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Trail Length: 2 miles Counties: Montgomery Trail Surface(s): Natural Trail Description: The trail is very scenic. Although located primarily in the woods, the trail does go around a corn field in one section. Parking and Trail Access: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park (very limited onsite parking), town of Sandy Spring Seasonal Restrictions: Reviews and Tips: Amenities:

Tridelphia Reservoir Trail

Website  Map:  Trail Location: 2 Brighton Dam Road Brookville, MD 20833 Trail Length: 8.1 mile Counties: Montgomery Trail Surface(s): Natural Trail Description: Parking and Trail Access: From Route 95, take Exit 38. Follow Route 32 west to Route 108 (Clarkesville Pike). Turn left (south) onto Clarksville Pike and immediately bear right onto Brighton Dam Road. Turn right onto Ten Oaks Road, then left onto Tridelphia Mill Road. Follow Tridelphia Mill Road to Greenbridge Road. Turn left onto Greenbridge…

Seneca Ridge Trail

Website Map: Trail Location: Seneca Ridge Trail Darnestown, MD 20878 Trail Length: 5.8 miles – moderate Counties: Montgomery Trail Surface(s): Natural Trail Description: Orange blaze Located in the upland areas on the south bank of Seneca Creek, the Seneca Ridge Trail provides a shared-use connection between Clopper Lake and Schaeffer Farm. Those willing to venture farther from the trailhead are rewarded by great unsullied vistas to Seneca Creek. So much fun for running and bicycling, this trail greatly…