Maryland Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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B&A Trail

13.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

184.5 mi
State: DC, MD
Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Great Allegheny Passage

150 mi
State: MD, PA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

H & F Trolley Trail

0.72 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Indian Head Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lake Artemesia Trail

1.35 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Patuxent Branch Trail

4.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Savage Mill Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Stony Run Trail

2.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

19.7 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone, Dirt

WB&A Trail

13.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Western Maryland Rail Trail

27.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

3.3 mi
State: MD, VA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
You can augment your physical exercise with a mental workout on the paved B&A Trail, a 13-mile rail-trail that connects the Chesapeake Bay cities of Baltimore and Annapolis. Along with extensive...
MD 13.3 mi Asphalt
Following the Potomac River, the C&O Canal Towpath traverses the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for 184.5 miles be-tween Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. For...
DC, MD 184.5 mi Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Ever since the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) was completed in 2013, overnight bicycle riders and backpackers have flocked to the 150-mile rail-trail that travels through Western Pennsylvania and...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt
Sitting on the corner of East Main Street and Alley 5 in Thurmont is a green and white one-story building. Murals decorate its walls, depicting the history of the famous Hagerstown and Frederick...
MD 0.72 mi Asphalt
Although located within easy reach of the Washington, D.C., metro area, the Indian Head Rail Trail in southern Maryland seems far removed from the hectic pace of urban life. The 13-mile paved...
MD 13.4 mi 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...
MD 1.35 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 2.5 mi Crushed Stone
Whether by wheel or foot, many off-road trips in southern Howard County involve the Patuxent Branch Trail. Opened in 1997, the 4.5-mile regional trail connects to an extensive network of local trails...
MD 4.5 mi Asphalt
Only a mile long, the Savage Mill Trail rolls through a significant piece of Howard County’s industrial heritage as it crosses the grounds of an old textile mill complex on the Little Patuxent River....
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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...
MD 2.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to populous Baltimore and its relatively flat course, which winds along river valleys through...
MD 19.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Central Maryland's WB&A Trail occupies the former Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway corridor—hence its name—for its entire route. The railroad operated electric commuter trains...
MD 13.1 mi Asphalt
Hugging the picturesque Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal Towpath), the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) rolls for nearly 28 miles through Maryland’s narrow panhandle wedged...
MD 27.5 mi Asphalt
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...
MD, VA 3.3 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Twinbrook Connector Trail

Connecting Viers Mill Bridge to Twinbrook Metro Station

June, 2022 by ksargent2

Taking the Rock Creek Trail South, once you pass over the Viers Mill Bridge you can make a U-turn at the bottom of the bridge and head back to Viers Mill Road. The Twinbrook Connector starts there, heading Northwest and is protected from Viers Mill traffic by a guardrail. After 2/10 of a mile, you'll turn left into a beautiful forest. In five more minutes, you'll have finished the uphill trail. Continue up to Fishers Lane, make a right and in five minutes you'll be at the Twinbrook Metro Station.

Indian Head Rail Trail

Outstanding Trail

June, 2022 by utpaduke

Mel n I rode our tandem back. Even though we are staying at Green Belt, we drove 30 miles to get there because we knew the parking place and we knew the trail from previous trips. We parked at Bensville Park and rode towards Indian Head. Trail is recently re-paved and as beautiful a ride as before. The Lily-pads were gorgeous. It was definitely worth the drive out. Now if we can get a Braves win!¿¿¿

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

awesome trail

June, 2022 by dug2gld

Awesome trail. Nice scenery with history along the way. Only did point of rock to Brunswick. Stopped at the brewery. Next trip will be to Harpers Ferry.

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Long Branch Trail (MD)

Sedate woodsy trail

June, 2022 by dtread

The Long Branch Trail is a nice sedate, woodsy trail that is short but sweet. Provides nice access to the Long Branch Recreation Center as well as several local parks. Offers a restful retreat from traffic and noise. Would be nice if it was extended further south to connect to the Sligo Creek Trail.

Georgia Avenue Trail

Optional side spur off the Intercounty Connector (ICC) Trail

June, 2022 by dtread

The Georgia Avenue Trail offers a nice option for north and south access from the ICC Trail along Georgia Ave. There's a shopping plaza north of Emory Lane (where the Olney Manor Recreational Park and Swim Center is located) and it takes one at least part of the way to downtown Olney. Hopefully someday it will be extended southward beyond Norbeck Road to connect it to the Matthew Henson Trail. Check out the many hawks and vultures in the air or on the microwave or cell phone towers near the ICC Park and Ride lot. Use caution when crossing ICC off-ramp; there is limited sight distance.

Ireland Drive Trail

Nice trail through the woods

June, 2022 by dtread

The Ireland Drive Trail offers a nice quiet trail through the woods that can also be used for access from Rock Creek Trail (near Le Velle Drive) to Forest Glen and Silver Spring. The Ament Drive entrance is right by the National Park Seminary and the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The entrance off of the Rock Creek Trail is close to Woodend Nature Sanctuary.

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

perfect for a sunny day

June, 2022 by jmk355

First timer on this trail, great experience. Began at Railroad PA trail head of the Heritage Rail Trail which connects a few miles south. Rode to soutern terminus and returned. about 45 mi. Much of the trail has an excellent tree canopy and prevents the sun from getting too hot. Lots of scenery and history to soak in the entire way. Got a little crowded at times near popular trail heads, but quickly thinned out a mile or so out. A number of inner tubers were walking along to take advantage of the adjacent river.
Something for everyone, well worth the trip .

Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail

Blue Heron Trail

May, 2022 by maryepalermo

This short trail connects to the Michael N Castle Trail which adds over 12 miles to the ride. See the comments with the same title. Nice scenic trail, not overly crowded or difficult. Great for kids. Safe. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the boating activity on the canal.

Jones Falls Trail

Very hilly trail

May, 2022 by jeisenm

I rode from the Whole foods lot down to 41st street on the trail on Sunday afternoon. The trail was not very crowded. Later in the year there will be raspberries to pick. There is not much parking for the trail, so I parked at Whole foods. There were two guys roller blading due to to the paved surface. This part of the trail is mostly wooded and felt safe, but very hilly. Do not make my mistake and try to go thru Cylburn Aboretum. The trail runs parallel to Cylburn. I will be back.

Western Maryland Rail Trail

Great Asphalt Trail

May, 2022 by eric.janssen.315

Great asphalt trail away from everything. Started in Hancock Maryland and headed west. It is Memorial Day weekend and was not crowded at all. There are a few bumps from roots, but overall trail is in great condition. Very easy to ride 20 miles today. We plan to start in Hancock and head east tomorrow.

BWI Trail

Nice clean ride

May, 2022 by sheilahalf1007

Found ourselves with nothing to do and came upon this ride. Easy to follow trail to you get around the city then signage lacking. Photo is when you come they a horse farm where you could take a break on the bench and watch the horses. Opportunity along the way to sit up high and have view of airport or beginning/end sit and watch the planes come over. We enjoyed it!

Savage Mill Trail

Great trail, nice and shady, and easy on the paws for your furry friends! Lots of side trails to explore and get down to the river to splash around.

May, 2022 by danielle.stcyr

Great trail, nice and shady, and easy on the paws for your furry friends! Lots of side trails to explore and get down to the river to splash around.

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