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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

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

Pine Barrens

(2) Marlbor…, MD

Recommended Routes in Central Maryland - 45

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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 Raven Rock Overlook looking west.
Difficult

Appalachian Trail: Wolfsville Road to Pen Mar Park

9.8 mi 15.7 km 1,795' Up 547.12 m Up 1,965' Down 598.94 m Down

Cavetown, MD
Favorite Looking back toward the Baltimore Aquarium
Easy

Baltimore Inner Harbor

5.2 mi 8.4 km 7' Up 2.25 m Up 7' Down 2.24 m Down

Baltimore, MD
Favorite Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliffs Hike, MD
Intermediate

AT: Annapolis Rock and Black Rock

8.0 mi 12.9 km 917' Up 279.61 m Up 917' Down 279.61 m Down

Myersville, MD
Favorite Awesome Fall colors at Loch Raven.
Intermediate

Merryman Trail

8.8 mi 14.1 km 918' Up 279.84 m Up 918' Down 279.79 m Down

Hampton, 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
Favorite Steep ascent!
Intermediate

Gambrill State Park Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 571' Up 173.92 m Up 570' Down 173.66 m Down

Braddoc…, MD
Favorite Overlook view of Cunningham Falls
Intermediate

Cunningham Falls Out-and-Back

1.2 mi 2.0 km 142' Up 43.4 m Up 142' Down 43.29 m Down

Thurmont, MD
Favorite Raven Rock Overlook looking west.
Difficult

gabes AT Plan

22.4 mi 36.0 km 2,987' Up 910.29 m Up 3,015' Down 918.94 m Down

Myersville, MD

Central Maryland Hiking

  • 1,328 Miles 2,137 Kilometers of Trail
  • 45 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 508 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 549 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 73 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Maryland - 1,085

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26.3 mi 42.3 km #1Catoctin National Scenic Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Braddock Heights, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Braddock Heights, MD 10 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Black Locust Trail (West)
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
1.0 mi 1.5 km #3Red Maple Trail
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Green Ash Trail
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
Intermediate
Braddock Heights, MD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Old Misery Trail
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Lower Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Cliff Trail
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Catoctin Furnace Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Hog Rock Vista Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Thurmont, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Thurmont, MD
0.1 mi 0.2 km #10Boardwalk Trail
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD
Intermediate
Thurmont, MD

Photos of Central Maryland - 452

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The overlook at Annapolis Rock.
Oct 28, 2015 near Myersville, MD
Kilgore Falls.
May 8, 2016 near Jarrett…, MD
Awesome Fall colors at Loch Raven.
Jul 25, 2016 near Hampton, MD
Follow the white Blazes!
Oct 10, 2016 near Brunswick, MD
Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliffs Hike, MD
Sep 8, 2018 near Myersville, MD
Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Start of the boardwalk looking west
Dec 9, 2019 near Marlbor…, MD
Raven Rock Overlook looking west.
Jul 5, 2022 near Smithsburg, MD