There is no doubting the natural beauties Maryland holds, so why not find the best places to take an adventure and explore! There are many hiking spots in the state, here is a list of the best trails that have something for everyone – plan your spring and summer adventures now!
Billy Goat Trail
There are three trails to choose from at the Billy Goat spot – Trail A (pictured below) is the most popular!
40 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and includes the Annapolis Rock. The trail is incredibly picturesque.
Loch Raven Reservoir
Loch Raven Reservoir, located in the Baltimore area has many trails to choose from. A perfect place to explore!
Rocks State Park
Rocks State Park is a favorite of hikers, possibly for this peak that has incredible views.
Gunpowder Falls State Park
Miles of wooded paths, along with historic sites makes Gunpowder Falls an incredibly unique hiking experience.
Catoctin Mountain Park
Catoctin Mountain Park has 25 miles of trails ranging from easy to more strenuous.
A natural landmark that is filled with wildlife and breathtaking views, Sugarloaf Mountain is a must visit!
Green Ridge State Forest
Green Ridge State Forest can be a simple day hike or a multi-day adventure through the 50 miles of trails.
Patapsco Valley State Park
A very popular choice, with over 170 miles of trails. Patapsco has tons of sights to see the trails including waterfalls, bridges, and the Patapsco River.
Savage River State Forest
Savage River State Forest has plenty of trails for rustic hiking, and even has 10 miles of cross country ski trails!
Elk Neck State Park
Elk Neck State Park has incredible views of the bay, a true experience to remember.
Swallow Falls State Park
Swallow Falls Mountain Park is known for its waterfalls, as it features a 1 1/4 mile hike along the Youghiogheny River. It may be a short hike, but the views are worth at least one visit.