Spring Dreaming: Hiking in Maryland

    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!

     

    Appalachian Trail

    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.

     

    Sugarloaf Mountain

    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.

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