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Gems in Central Maryland - 3

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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 Central Maryland - 43

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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 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
Favorite LOVE is on the trail.
Intermediate

Loch Raven Seminary Scenic Loop

10.8 mi 17.4 km 459' Up 140 m Up 460' Down 140.15 m Down

Hampton, MD

Central Maryland Hiking

  • 1,239 Miles 1,995 Kilometers of Trail
  • 45 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 263 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 315 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 62 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Maryland - 595

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Billy Goat Trail Section A
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD 39 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #2Kilgore Falls Trail
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Trolley Line #9 Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
4.1 mi 6.6 km #4Paint Branch Trail
Easy
Beltsville, MD
Easy
Beltsville, MD
4.8 mi 7.7 km #5Black Hill Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Germantown, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Germantown, MD
4.4 mi 7.1 km #6Patuxent Branch Trail
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Alberton Road Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
0.3 mi 0.4 km #8Olmsted Island Bridges
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Rachel Carson Greenway Trail
Intermediate
Olney, MD
Intermediate
Olney, MD
0.2 mi 0.4 km #10Red Trail (Monadnock Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Urbana, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Urbana, MD

Photos of Central Maryland - 440

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Follow the white Blazes!
Oct 10, 2016 near Brunswick, 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
Awesome Fall colors at Loch Raven.
Jul 25, 2016 near Hampton, MD
Kilgore Falls.
May 8, 2016 near Jarrett…, MD
The overlook at Annapolis Rock.
Oct 28, 2015 near Myersville, MD
Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Jun 30, 2016 near Great F…, VA