Towson, Maryland (MD) Trails & Maps

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  • Anacostia River Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Anacostia River Trail begins in Cottage City, Maryland, at the split of the Anacostia River into its northeast and northwest branches. Those traveling south on either the Northeast Branch Trail or Northwest Branch Trail can seamlessly join ...
  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is an important component of the transportation network in the nation's capital and a priority project under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative. The planned 20-mile trail, spanning both sides ...
  • Anacostia Tributary Trail System

    State: MD
    Length: 29.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Anacostia Tributary Trail System includes a number of trails linked together and managed by the National Park Service. The trail include: the Anacostia River Trail, the Northwest Branch Trail, the Northeast Branch Trail, the Indian Creek ...
  • BWI Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 11-mile BWI Trail was primarily designed for area commuters; however, the trail also makes for a great recreation venue. Despite being close to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, much of the trail is mercifully peaceful, especially the segment ...
  • Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you are looking to augment your physical workout with some intellectual exercise, look no further than the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. The scenic, paved, 13-mile community trail is brimming with history lessons and boasts a solar system ...
  • Bethesda Trolley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bethesda Trolley Trail—also known as the North Bethesda Trail—is a 4-mile path linking Bethesda and North Bethesda, primarily by bridging two major highways. The trail occupies the abandoned right-of-way of the Tennallytown and Rockville ...
  • Big Woods Trail-formerly Yelenoc Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    In Berks County, feasibility work has been started to design a trail section that will connect French Creek State Park to the Schuylkill River Trail. This is part of a Concept Plan for a trail called The Big Woods Trail that will connect the ...
  • Black Hill Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Black Hill Trail offers a wooded trek with gentle inclines through Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The trail is primarily paved, though a short section in the middle is unpaved and rocky. A good ...
  • Bluemont Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bluemont Junction Trail is a short paved trail that branches off from the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) in the heart of Arlington. The trail was built on a spur line that once linked the W&OD's Bluemont Division main line—now ...
  • Capital Crescent Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail follows the route of the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It begins in Silver Spring, Maryland, east of the Rock Creek Trestle and curves westward and south through Maryland into ...
  • Carl Henn Millennium Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 10.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Carl Henn Millennium Trail is Rockville's bicycle beltway. The 10-mile trail creates a circle around the city, providing a safe and convenient way to get around town or enjoy a leisurely stroll. The trail was constructed in 2000 and was ...
  • Catonsville Short Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    When complete the Catonsville Short Line Trail will follow a 2.5-mile segment of the former Catonsville Short Line Railroad, which ran from Charlestown to Catonsville. As of 2013, the trail runs between Shady Nook Avenue and Charlestown Retirement ...
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 184.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (a.k.a. C&O Canal Towpath) follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. Hundreds of original features, including locks, ...
  • Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk

    Between 1900 and 1935, the Chesapeake Beach Railway whisked vacationers from Washington, DC, to the grand hotels, beaches and boardwalk of the resort town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Now tourists and residents alike can enjoy a different ...
  • Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    As its name implies, hikers on the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail will be rewarded with a beautiful vista at the end of their excursion. The trail follows an old trolley line route that once took tourists up to Chickies Rock in the early 1900s. Start ...
  • Conestoga Greenway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is not offically part of the Lancaster County Park system. It runs next to the Conestoga River at Sunnyside. The one end of the trail is at Lancaster County Central Park. Although there is vehicular traffic in the Park it is great ...
  • Creek Road Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Creek Road Trail extends north from a connection with the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The scenic park features over 37 miles of hiking trails through wooded valleys just north of Newark, home to the University ...
  • Cross County Trail (VA)

    State: VA
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. Some sections are wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible but not all sections. Some sections are suitable for horseback ...
  • Cross Island Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maryland's Cross Island Trail spans Kent Island, east to west, in Queen Anne's County, providing multiple points of access to everything from libraries and schools to ball fields and the waterfront. It's an impressively signed, well-maintained ...
  • Custis Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Custis Trail is a popular urban route that links Virginia's D.C. suburbs with the District itself, connecting to both the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail at the latter's 4-mile marker and the Mount Vernon Trail at Roosevelt Island. The ...
  • Downs Park Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Downs Park Trail is located in Downs Park on the Chesapeake Bay just north of Gibson Island. The 3.5-mile perimeter trail is paved, popular for walkers and cyclists alike, and an additional 1.5 miles of natural surface trail are offered. The ...
  • Enola Low Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 28.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Enola Low-Grade Trail (formerly the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail) is open for nearly 29 miles in disconnected segments between the Susquehanna River and Atglen in southeastern Pennsylvania. It follows an abandoned right-of-way of the Enola Low ...
  • Fairfax County Parkway Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 28.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairfax County Parkway Trail parallels Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 286 on its route across Fairfax County, Virginia. While the paved trail varies in width and condition, most of the trail is usable for walking, biking and inline skating. ...
  • Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Washington, D.C.'s Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail links some of the District's dozens of Civil War era forts (now national parks) that were built to defend the city from attack by the southern Rebels. The trail runs for 7 miles through a ...
  • Four Mile Run Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Four Mile Run Trail traverses the Four Mile Run stream valley and has many twists and turns, not to mention steep sections (mercifully short). The trail more or less parallels the popular W&OD Trail, connecting to it in several places. The ...
  • Goldmine Loop Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Tucked in the meandering, wooded hills of the sprawling yet understated multimillion-dollar estates of Great Falls, just outside Washington, D.C., is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. Home to the already famous C&O Canal Towpath, ...
  • Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park course for 2.5 miles through the heavily wooded park between Ilchester Road and Lost Lake. The trail is gentle and wheelchair accessible. It passes by the Swinging Bridge and Bloede's Dam. The ...
  • Gwynns Falls Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gwynns Falls Trail is a 15-mile continuous corridor connecting dozens of west and southwest Baltimore neighborhoods with parks, historical and cultural landmarks and the urban business district. The trail leads a circuitous route through ...
  • Hanover Trolley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Hanover Trolley Trail is being built along the 16-mile corridor of the York-Hanover Trolley Line that ran between the two cities in the early 1900s. Currently, about a quarter of that distance is open in two disconnected trail segments. The ...
  • Henson Creek Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple ...
  • Heritage Rail Trail County Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 22.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Heritage Rail Trail County Park winds for more than 22 miles through urban and rural landscapes between the city of York and the Maryland state line. It connects Maryland's Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail with the historic district of York, PA. ...
  • Herring Run Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Baltimore’s Herring Run Trail runs through scenic Herring Run Park, centered on a tributary of the Back River. The winding trail follows Herring Run through a woodlands environment so peaceful you're likely to forget you are in a major city ...
  • Hollow Creek Greenway

    State: PA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Hollow Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through scenic woodlands and valleys, offering a quiet oasis in the suburbs. The trail provides an important link between neighborhoods, schools and community parks from Springfield Township ...
  • Holmes Run Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Holmes Run Trail offers a scenic pathway through the heart of a busy residential area in Alexandria and adjoining Fairfax County, both suburbs of Washington, D.C. The trail, which is divided into two disconnected segments, is popular with ...
  • Indian Creek Trail (MD)

    State: MD
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maryland's Indian Creek Trail is one of the shorter components of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, but it serves as a vital link between the town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, and scenic Lake Artemesia to its south. The trail runs entirely ...
  • James F. Hall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 1.76 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The James F. Hall Trail—a rail-with-trail—packs a lot into a short stretch: Its paved surface is great for bicycling, inline skating and strolling, and there are multiple playgrounds, picnic areas and access points along the route. Best of all, ...
  • John Overstreet Connector

    State: MD
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The John Overstreet Connector is a 1.5-mile trail segment that links the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail and BWI Trail. The short—but vital—trail is named after Overstreet, a retiree from Glen Burnie, Maryland, and a great advocate for bicycle safety ...
  • Jones Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    When complete, the Jones Falls Trail will extend 10 miles between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Mount Washington Light Rail Station. Currently, a paved, off-road section runs from Cylburn Arboretum south to Penn Station. A highlight of ...
  • Kent Island South Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kent Island South Trail is one of two popular recreational trails (along with the Cross Island Trail) on Maryland's Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay. The trail runs parallel to Romancoke Road/State Route 8 for its entire ...
  • Lake Artemesia Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1.35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Artemesia Trail—one component of the larger Anacostia Tributary Trail System—completely encircles its scenic eponymous lake in Prince George's County, Maryland. The trail is also a great starting point for longer treks, as it directly ...
  • Lancaster Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Originally the Reading & Columbia Railroad, this branch of the Reading Railroad was built to haul anthracite coal to Columbia where it was loaded into barges on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal for shipment to the port of Baltimore. The Reading ...
  • Little Jersey Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 8.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Little Jersey Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a wide, packed earth surface that accommodates hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The trail is the longer of two loops; the Swamp Forest Trail runs closer to Lums Pond at the center ...
  • Lovettsville Shared-Use Path (Route 287)

    State: VA
    Length: 1.13 miles
    Surface:

    From the Town of Lovettsville, VA web site: Pedestrian/Bike Path on 287 VDOT awarded Highway Enhancement Grant Funds to the Town to develop a Pedestrian/Bike Path along 287 through the Town of Lovettsville. Loudoun County Gas Tax money ...
  • Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these outshines the Susquehanna River, which sweeps ...
  • MA & PA Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The MA & PA Heritage Trail is found in two segments (about 2 miles apart) through the wooded parks of Maryland's Bel Air and Forest Hill communities. The folksy sounding name actually stands for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, which ...
  • MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path

    State: MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path follows the winding road through the communities of Bethesda and Potomac, just north of Washington, DC. Along the way, the path passes shops in Cabin John and Glen Echo, and provides access to the popular Glen ...
  • Matthew Henson Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Matthew Henson Trail runs along a paved surface (rough in places from tree roots) through a narrow band of forested green space between the Rock Creek Trail just south of Veirs Road and Alderton Road at Norwest Branch Park. About 0.5 mile ...
  • Meadowlark Connector Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although less than two miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a terrific link between the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and the popular W&OD Trail. The trail meets the W&OD in Vienna; trail-goers can then take the longer trail southeast ...
  • Metropolitan Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Following the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Metropolitan Branch rail line, the Met Branch Trail is a busy urban rail-with-trail that shares a corridor with Metro's Red Line, MARC commuter service, CSX freight trains and Amtrak. ...
  • Michael Castle Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 8.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Michael Castle Trail currently offers a scenic 9-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former Governor and U.S. Representative whose efforts in Congress helped ...
  • Mount Vernon Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    The 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail is one of the Washington, D.C. Metro area's most popular trails. Just across the Potomac River from D.C. in Virginia, the trail links Theodore Roosevelt Island Park with George Washington's Estate in Mount Vernon. ...
  • Northeast Branch Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Northeast Branch Trail follows the levee along the—you guessed it—Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River from the Lake Artemesia Natural Area to Baltimore Avenue/US 1 (south of Hyattsville). The trail is one part of the Anacostia Tributary ...
  • Northwest Branch Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Northwest Branch Trail—an integral part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System—runs between the Maryland towns of Hyattsville and Silver Spring, linking two bustling suburbs of Washington, D.C. The trail is so named because it follows the ...
  • Northwest Corridor Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Northwest Corridor Linear Park is a short paved pathway that winds its way among the city streets just northeast of the city square. The pathway functions as community park for residents of downtown Lancaster and enjoys support from the local ...
  • Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 11.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will one day stretch 14 miles, connecting three townships along the east bank of the Susquehanna River: Conoy, East Donegal, and West Hempfield, as well as several other riverfront communities. Currently, ...
  • Number Eight Streetcar Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 0.33 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The #8 Streetcar Path runs just a short distance (0.33 mile) along part of the route of the former streetcar system that once ran between Catonsville and Ellicott City. The streetcar operated from 1896 to 1963. Also part of the same line is ...
  • Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County)

    State: MD
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maryland is home to two Paint Branch Trails, this one in Montgomery County and another farther south in Prince George's County. This Paint Branch Trail offers a well-shaded, paved pathway stretching 2 miles through the northern end of Silver ...
  • Paint Branch Trail (Prince George's County)

    State: MD
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Prince George's County's Paint Branch Trail (not to be confused with Montgomery County's Paint Branch Trail farther north) runs for 3.5 miles between Lake Artemesia and Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park in the Washington, DC, suburb of College Park. ...
  • Patuxent Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Patuxent Branch Trail is part of a 20-mile trail system over and around the rolling hills of Howard County that follows a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line along the Patuxent River. The trail begins in Savage Park. Follow signs ...
  • Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail offers urban connections to the University of Delaware campus, Newark Shopping Center, DART Transit Hub and the downtown area, as well as the recreational amenities of White Clay Creek State Park. To further ...
  • Poplar Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Annapolis' Poplar Trail runs for nearly 1 mile on a section of the old Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis right-of-way in the heart of Maryland's capital city. Although short, the trail is a vital part of Annapolis' trail system, as it links ...
  • Red Lion Mile

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This is a pleasant one mile community trail which begins right at the center of Red Lion, PA. The main trailhead is on Main St. at the restored MA&PA train station, which now is home to the Red Lion Historical Society. As of December 2010: approximately ...
  • Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail provides a safe pathway for students, from kindergartners to doctoral candidates, to walk and bike to school in College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. The short, paved trail (currently open in three ...
  • Rock Creek Park Trails

    State: DC
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Located in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., Rock Creek Park is the oldest and largest urban park in the national park system. Established in 1890, Rock Creek offers more than 1,700 acres of natural area for a variety of uses. Trails ...
  • Rock Creek Trail (MD)

    State: MD
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Rock Creek Trail forms a winding path, at times narrow, through the urban greenway of Rock Creek Regional Park. The trail extends between Needwood Lake northeast of Rockville, MD, and the Washington, D.C., border, 14 miles south. Although the ...
  • Savage Mill Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Savage Mill Trail in Savage Park travels along the rolling Patuxent River through the grounds of an old cotton mill. In the early 1800s, Savage was a major manufacturing center, harnessing power produced by the falls on the Little and Middle ...
  • Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Seneca Creek Greenway Trail was built by a coalition of organizations and follows the meandering Seneca Creek near Germantown, MD, from the Potomac River to State Route 355 (Frederick Road). NOTE: Only parts of the trail are multi-use; horses ...
  • Sligo Creek Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 10.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sligo Creek Trail parallels the eponymous waterway from its confluence with the Northwest Branch in Hyattsville to just north of its origin in Wheaton in Montgomery County. Along the way, a number of footbridges cross back and forth over ...
  • South Shore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Shore Trail will one day stretch 12 miles between Annapolis and Odenton. It’s also planned to be part of the East Coast Greenway, a widespread network connecting trails in more than a dozen states. The trail’s first phase—a half-mile ...
  • St. Michaels Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The St. Michaels Nature Trail skirts the western edge of the scenic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, which was built on the site of a 17th century Anglican church that eventually lent the settlement its name. Now the town is a popular tourist ...
  • Stony Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

    Baltimore’s Stony Run Trail follows an old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line through nearly 3 miles of wooded stream valleys and small parks, providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The unique urban trail sits ...
  • Suitland Parkway Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Suitland Parkway trail is a short paved multi-use path that runs adjacent to Suitland Parkway in SE D.C. to the border with Maryland. Proposed construction may extend the trail to the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George's County, ...
  • Swamp Forest Trail

    State: DE
    Length: 6.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Swamp Forest Trail loops through Lums Pond State Park on a packed earth surface that accommodates hikers and cyclists. The trail is the shorter of two loops; the Little Jersey Trail runs closer to the perimeter of the park, and the wider ...
  • Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, completed in 1984, is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for more than 20 miles of flat travel on the crushed-stone surface, punctuated by a number of access points ...
  • Trolly Line #9 Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    The first thing you may notice about the Trolly Line #9 Trail is the boardwalk that curves between the bluffs of massive rock. The granite was hand cut in the 1890s when the electric streetcar rails were built from Ellicott City to Catonsville. ...
  • Valley Forge to Heinz Refuge (aka Forge to Refuge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 0 miles
    Surface:

    a proposed 18 mile shared use pathway is envisioned by area residents in Delaware and Chester counties of Pennsylvania. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is leading the preliminary work of envisioning a trail that could connect Valley ...
  • WB&A Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 10.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Central Maryland's WB&A Trail occupies an abandoned Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway corridor—hence its name—for its entire route. The railroad operated electric commuter trains between its three namesake cities from 1908 to ...
  • Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is one of suburban Washington, D.C.'s most popular rail-trails. The heavily used trail is frequented by commuters and recreationists alike, and is a fantastic link between Virginia's rural and historical ...
  • Wayne Gilchrest Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wayne Gilchrest Trail, which opened on Earth Day in 2012, runs along the southern edge of the historic Maryland Eastern Shore community of Chestertown. The trail connects Washington College to the Chestertown business district and is named ...
  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

    State: MD, VA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail provides a superb link between Alexandria, VA, and Maryland's National Harbor over the Potomac River. This well-used trail crosses on the up-river side of the bridge and the concrete path is wide enough to accommodate ...
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