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.


Varying landscape

   August, 2015 by c8

This was my second RtoT ever biked. I enjoyed its diversity: woods, bridges across water, abandoned outlet mall. It's a pleasant ride, good for a casual hour on the bike. There are a couple of gas stations at which to stop if you need a snack. Earlier more

Kent Island South Bike Trail Review

   August, 2015 by trailinker

I rode the Kent Island South Trail from Matapeake State Park to Romancoke Wharf County Park/Romancoke Fishing Pier in August. I was there on a Monday afternoon and there was plenty of parking and no fee to park your vehicle. Can’t say what it’s like on more

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