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Gems in Maryland - 4

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gem Favorite A Conowingo Bald Eagle soars in full flight.

Conowingo Dam Picnic and Bald Eagle Viewing Area

(1) Rising Sun, MD
gem Favorite View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.

McKeldin Rapids

(2) Sykesville, MD
gem Favorite View from boat launch of Daniels Area during the spring bloom.

Daniels Cave

(2) Ellicot…, MD
gem Favorite Footbridge over Plummer Branch on the Beaver-Rock Trail.

Pine Barrens

(2) Marlbor…, MD

Recommended Routes in Maryland - 55

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Favorite Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliffs Hike, MD
Intermediate

AT: Annapolis Rock and Black Rock

8.0 mi 12.9 km 932' Up 284.16 m Up 932' Down 284.16 m Down

Myersville, MD
Favorite The ruins of a C&O Canal Lockhouse stand outside of Harper's Ferry.
Intermediate/Difficult

Maryland Heights Loop

6.8 mi 10.9 km 1,488' Up 453.64 m Up 1,488' Down 453.44 m Down

Harpers…, WV
Favorite Great Blue Heron closeup
Intermediate/Difficult

Berma Road to Billy Goat Trail Section A

3.5 mi 5.7 km 110' Up 33.53 m Up 127' Down 38.57 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Intermediate

Soapstone-Santee-Ridge Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 951' Up 290.01 m Up 956' Down 291.5 m Down

Arbutus, MD
Favorite Chimney Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km 790' Up 240.81 m Up 815' Down 248.27 m Down

Thurmont, MD
Favorite Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Easy

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 51' Up 15.42 m Up 50' Down 15.39 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Seneca Fall Reflections.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Shore Trail

3.3 mi 5.4 km 114' Up 34.79 m Up 113' Down 34.46 m Down

Gaither…, MD
Favorite View of reservoir tower
Intermediate

Lake Bernard Frank Loop

3.5 mi 5.7 km 301' Up 91.76 m Up 300' Down 91.3 m Down

Rossmoor, MD
Favorite Follow the white Blazes!
Intermediate/Difficult

Appalachian Trail: South Mountain

13.4 mi 21.6 km 1,679' Up 511.61 m Up 2,303' Down 702.06 m Down

Boonsboro, MD

Maryland Hiking

  • 1,595 Miles 2,567 Kilometers of Trail
  • 59 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 315 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 388 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 71 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Maryland

Trails in Maryland - 715

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Billy Goat Trail Section A
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD 39 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #2Overlook Cliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD 27 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #3Kilgore Falls Trail
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Trolley Line #9 Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
4.1 mi 6.6 km #5Paint Branch Trail
Easy
Beltsville, MD
Easy
Beltsville, MD
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Black Hill Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Germantown, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Germantown, MD
4.4 mi 7.1 km #7Patuxent Branch Trail
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Alberton Road Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
13.5 mi 21.7 km #9Algonquin Cross Country Trail
Intermediate
Snow Hill, MD
Intermediate
Snow Hill, MD
0.3 mi 0.4 km #10Olmsted Island Bridges
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD

Photos of Maryland - 567

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Follow the white Blazes!
Oct 10, 2016 near Brunswick, MD
Looking down at the Potomac from the Weverton Cliffs.
Oct 10, 2016 near Brunswick, MD
Opting outside on Assateague Island!
Dec 16, 2015 near Snow Hill, MD
Start of the boardwalk looking west
Dec 9, 2019 near Marlbor…, MD
Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliffs Hike, MD
Sep 8, 2018 near Myersville, MD
Beware: Bugs are still very active on Assateague Island until the second frost of the season!
Dec 18, 2015 near Snow Hill, MD
Assateague Island is a great location for sunsets and sun rises!
Dec 18, 2015 near Snow Hill, MD
Awesome Fall colors at Loch Raven.
Jul 25, 2016 near Hampton, MD