1. Jones Falls
2. Herring Run Greenway
3. Avalon Loop Trail
The Avalon Loop trail is much longer than the other two mentioned, at 20 miles this trail is not for beginners. This hiking trail is very hilly and is moderately challenging compared to others on this list. If you are an experienced hiker, the Avalon trail is definitely worth the hike. With waterfalls, ruins, bird watching, and other beautiful wildlife, this trail is a must-see.
Our State’s Capital is known for its historic significance and beautiful coastline. The trails in the area do not fall short of this reputation. If you are looking for a trail with a waterfront view, Annapolis has got you covered. Here are the top three trails in Annapolis!
1. Sandy Point Hut and Beach Trail
Sandy Point is an underrated beach in Annapolis that has much to offer, including a 0.9-mile trail that anyone can do! This trail is along the coastline with sections of soft sand for kids and dogs to play in. There are also lighthouses that can be seen on the trail that make for a beautiful and unique view.
2. Quiet Waters Park Trail
3. Greenbury Point Trail
The Greenbury Point Trail is a 3.1-mile trail near the navy academy in Annapolis. This trail is actually made up of two different routes for different types of adventures. The first is called the Nature Center and Tower Trails. These routes are covered in nature as the name suggests, which can cause this trail to be a little overgrown but beautiful nonetheless. The second is named the tower trail which is paved and a much easier hike.
1. Thurston Griggs Trail
2. Hagerstown Fairgrounds Loop
This is a paved trail that circles Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown. It is a very easy walk for families and pets while also giving a great path for bikers to ride smoothly. There are a ton of grassy areas for kids to play and run freely while not disturbing other people. This is a quick and easy walk especially good for families!
Something a little bit different
Maybe walking isn’t exactly your thing and you are looking for a place to take your Jeep off-road through the natural scenery of Maryland. There are many jeep trails in Maryland that can definitely satisfy any adventure. The top three ORV trails are:
1. Assteague Island Beach ORV Trail
Explore the beautiful coastline of Assateague Island on the off-road trail of the island. The Assateague Island national seashore is located on the eastern coast of the Delmarva Peninsula, which is the peninsula that hangs off the side of Maryland, having parts of it in Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland, hence the name Delmarva. This island is known for its wildlife, having a large population of feral horses. Riding along the ORV trail in Assateague Island is sure to provide an experience unlike any other.
2. Laurel Run Road ORV Trail
The Laurel Run Road ORV Trail is a mountain bike trail as well as an ORV trail in Western Maryland. This is definitely the best mountain bike trail in the state. Laurel Run’s namesake comes from the Mountain-laurel visible on the trail. On multiple parts of the trail there are areas covered in this beautiful flower. However, this is not a great place to bring pets as the Mountain Laurel is an incredibly poisonous plant for animals and humans. Pretty to look at but not to eat!
3. Burkholder Road ORV Trail
Maryland is a very historic state, and part of that history includes ghosts! There are many haunted trails in Maryland to satisfy anyone’s curiosity. Some walking tours are in cities and some are far out in the woods. Some are open all year long and some are only open around the Halloween season. Here are some that are definitely worth checking out!