Cedarville State Forest

Cedarville State Forest


Map: Purchase at Park HQ

Trail Location: 10201 Bee Oak Road Brandywine, MD 20613

Trail Length: 19.5 miles

Counties: Prince George’s

Trail Surface(s): Dirt/ gravel roads

Trail Description: There are 19.5 miles of marked trails. The trails wind past the loblolly pine plantations planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, by a charcoal kiln, and through farm areas where springs and streams were used to make “moonshine.” Trails may be wet at times. For safety, visitors using trails located in designated hunting areas should wear bright orange during the hunting season. Equestrians share the trails with hikers and mountain bikers. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.

Equestrian Camping–Campsites are primitive and a bathhouse is located in the center of the equestrian/special events camping loop. Equestrian Camping is $23 per night per campsite. Please call Cedarville at 301-888-1410 to reserve a campsite during the camping season (April through October).

Parking and Trail Access:

Holly Trail (orange) – The entrance parking lot
Birdwatchers Trail (white) – Forest Road parking area (right turn off Bee Oak Road)
Heritage Trail (blue) – Forest Road parking area (right turn off Bee Oak Road)
Plantation Trail (brown) – The pond parking lot
Swamp Trail (green) – The pond parking lot
Holly Trail – 7 miles
Birdwatchers Trail – 4 miles
Heritage Trail – 3.5 miles
Plantation Trail – 2.5 miles
Swamp Trail – 2 miles
All off road trails are shared by bikers, hikers and equestrians. Sections of some trails follow paved intra park roads.
A $3/vehicle service charges is payable by the honor system.

Seasonal Restrictions: An area of Cedarville State Forest is designated for hunting. The trail map, available from the Forest Office, outlines the hunting area. The Maryland Hunter’s Guide provides information on required licenses and seasons, as well as rules and regulations.

Reviews and Tips:

Amenities: Primitive camping

Southern Maryland Recreational Complex
Cedarville State Forest
10201 Bee Oak Road
Brandywine, MD 20613​​