Take A Paved Loop Trail Around This Maryland Lake For A Peaceful Adventure
We love all kinds of trails, especially paved trails in Maryland that are perfect for all ages. This family-friendly trail is one of the best places to go hiking in Maryland. It’s not only easy, but also beautifully scenic, with lake views, wildflowers, and more. Read on to learn more, and keep the Lake Elkhorn Trail in mind for a pretty hike any time of year.
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Have you ever embarked on the Lake Elkhorn Trail? If so, do you think it’s one of the best paved trails in Maryland? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to nominate your favorite places to go hiking in Maryland for the chance to see your suggestions featured in an upcoming article.
Check out this YouTube video by Artistic Drone Shots for an aerial view of Lake Elkhorn (and the Lake Elkhorn Trail):
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Hiking In Maryland & Related Info
What are the most beautiful hikes in Maryland?
Some of the most beautiful hikes in Maryland are:
- Cascade Falls Trail, Woodstock
This quick and easy hike at Patapsco Valley State Park is only a quarter-mile long (when you start at the Orange Grove parking area), and it leads to a gorgeous waterfall.
- Evitt’s Mountain Summit Trail, Cumberland
Located in Rocky Gap Canyon State Park, this mountain hike leads to a scenic overlook that will make you feel like you're standing on top of the world.
- Pocomoke State Forest Park, Snow Hill
Pocomoke State Forest Park is tucked away on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and it's home to more than 25 miles of beautiful hiking trails. This ancient forest has some of the oldest cypress swamps in the state!
What are the best family-friendly hikes in Maryland?
I don't know about you, but when I take a hike, I tend to gravitate towards easier hikes that my whole family can enjoy. If you can relate, you'll want to check out the best family-friendly hikes in Maryland:
- Savage Historic Mill Trail, Savage
Clocking in at just 1.4 miles, this short-and-sweet hike features ruins of an old mill and incredible views of the Little Patuxent River. It's also near a mall, so you can head indoors afterward if the kids need to cool off and/or grab a snack.
- Boardwalk trail at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
At less than half a mile long, this easy boardwalk trail is perfect for families. It's flat and offers the chance to see wildlife such as frogs and turtles.
- Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
One of the most underrated beaches in Maryland, Flag Ponds Nature Park features a half-mile hike from the parking lot to the waterfront. You may even see some shark teeth on the trail!