Kent Island South Trail

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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 length.

The trail begins at Matapeake State Park and ends at Romancoke Pier, offering an off-road route for bicyclists, walkers and runners from the Chesapeake Bay to Eastern Bay. Along the way, the trail passes several residential neighborhoods and the Blue Heron Golf Course. Nearly half of the route runs through woods, while the other half passes through open fields.

Parking and Trail Access

Kent Island is located directly across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis. Parking for the trail can be found at Matapeake State Park on Marine Academy Drive. Alternatively, park at the trail's southern endpoint at Romancoke Pier, located where Romancoke Road/SR 8 meets Eastern Bay.


Great for those who enjoy a flat and peaceful ride

   July, 2015 by cmohs48

I am rating this trail from the point-of-view of someone who is getting back into biking after 20 years, so I'm pretty much back to the "beginner" level again. I loved it! There is a large parking lot right next to the trail that serves as overflow more

Not much to it.

   October, 2013 by prhelt

This trail was easy and flat. Not much to see as most of it closely parallels a main road. The parks at both ends are small but nice and both are on the water. I would not go back again so just 3 stars. read more

Easy fat guy ride

   June, 2013 by bikebum410

Place was like a ghost town saw one other rider, they need to patch spots on the trail and cut the grass and trees back, very flat 12 miles round trip ride, watch out for the hillbillies! Well worth the trip!! There is a restroom stop half way. Some farm more