Maryland April 06, 2016
These 12 Hiking Spots In Maryland Are Completely Out Of This World
If you’ve been meaning to discover new hiking spots in Maryland, this list is for you. From easy paved trails to strenuous rocky cliffs, these hiking spots have something for everyone. The time is now to start planning for your spring and summer adventures.
1. Billy Goat Trail
Billy Goat Trail
has three paths to choose from. Trail A (pictured here) is the most popular for obvious, gorgeous reasons.
2. Appalachian Trail
40 miles of
the Appalachian Trail
cross through Maryland, including the pictured Annapolis Rock. The scenery is so diversely picturesque.
3. Loch Raven Reservoir
Loch Raven Reservoir
has several trails to choose from. It's one of the most pristine areas in the Baltimore area, perfect for a day of exploring.
4. Rocks State Park
A favorite trail among hikers at
Rocks State Park
is the one that leads them to this outcrop referred to as the King and Queen Seat. Amazing views.
5. Gunpowder Falls State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park
for miles of serene wooded paths. There are historic sites along the way for a truly unique hiking experience.
6. Catoctin Mountain Park
Catoctin Mountain Park
has 25 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous. A favorite spot among locals is the pictured Chimney Rock, perfect for a seat with a view.
7. Sugarloaf Mountain
This Registered Natural Landmark is full of wildlife and stunning views. Visit the website
8. Green Ridge State Forest
Green Ridge State Forest
is quite the mountainous hike. You can take a day hike or a multi-day adventure through the 50 miles of trails.
9. Patapsco Valley State Park
This popular park has over 170 miles of trails. There's tons to see along your hike including waterfalls, bridges, and of course, the Patapsco River. Click
for more information.
10. Savage River State Forest
Savage River State Forest
has several trails for rustic hiking, including 10 miles of cross country ski trails. A very unique place to be among nature.
11. Elk Neck State Park
For views of the Bay, head to
Elk Neck State Park.
. The hike along the white clay cliffs is an experience to remember.
12. Swallow Falls State Park
Known mostly for its waterfalls,
Swallow Falls State Park
features a 1 1/4 mile hike along the Youghiogheny River. Sure, that's a pretty short hike, but the views are fabulous and worth a visit at least once.
With so much natural scenery in the Old Line State, this list just scratches the surface. What are your favorite hiking spots in Maryland?