Maryland Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

13.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Capital Crescent Trail

11 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

4.6 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Savage Mill Trail

1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Sligo Creek Trail

10.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

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
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...
MD 13.3 mi Asphalt
The 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail follows the former route of the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It begins in Silver Spring, Maryland, east of the Rock Creek Trestle,...
DC, MD 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Following the Potomac River, the C&O Canal Towpath traverses the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for 184.5 miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. For...
DC, MD 184.5 mi Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is an iconic rail-trail that runs 150 miles from Cumberland, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was built in partnership between state agencies and many local...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
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
Located just 18 miles south of our nation's capital, the Indian Head Rail Trail offers a unique natural outdoor experience, seemingly far removed from urban development and its associated chaotic...
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
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...
MD 4.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
MD 1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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...
MD 10.2 mi Asphalt
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 one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...
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
Plan a full day (or two) for your visit to the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT), a 26-mile paved route that will take you through several eras of American history. You can access this trail from...
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

Indian Head Rail Trail

Always well maintain!

June, 2021 by anthonyboboofdc

Always well maintain!

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

awesome trail with history

June, 2021 by juneaufour

We just did the entire trail from Cumberland to DC and it was awesome. Lots of cool tunnels and good bike riding when dry. We had one wet day and trail got pretty muddy near Cumberland. Interesting history along the way. This is a must do bike trail.

Downs Park Trail

Relaxed, family oriented experience

May, 2021 by danadominguez75

A wonderful ride if you’re looking for a casual, relaxed experience. Pulled my three year old in a trailer and he loved it. Smooth riding experience. The beach and playground make this a great destination for kids. Definitely going to return. Bring a map because the loop isn’t well marked.

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Indian Head Rail Trail

Best trail in Southern Maryland

May, 2021 by kevpull

Best trail in the area. The ride from White Plains to Indian Head and back (or vice versa) is a good workout, (26 miles total). This trail is a nature lover’s dream. Very clean and immaculate. I’ve ridden quite a few trails throughout the US and this is easily in the top two or three. Rest areas all along the way.

Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

Excellent Trail!

May, 2021 by laskie

Rode the trail from Annapolis to BWI and back with my husband and our two kiddos (one in a bike seat, one on a tag-along) last weekend. It was such a great experience! The trail offers very nice views of the backyards and little towns, lots of trees, not a lot of busy roads to cross and those couple have cross walks with lights. The trail is well paved and maintained, there are some joggers and many cyclists but overall it didn't seem busy. There is a cool section with something called "Planet walk" where the planets are spaced proportionately to how they are in the solar system, we really enjoyed looking out for the planets on the way! There are a few places to stop and get food but no public bathrooms till you get to BWI where there were a couple of port-o-potties. We used the bathrooms in Severna but then felt obligated to buy the frozen yogurt.

Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail

C&D Trail

May, 2021 by bhorrigan607

Great easy ride to from city to city. Bring water and sunscreen along with light snacks. There are restroom facilities along the trail and benches for rest.

Jones Falls Trail

downhill run

May, 2021 by hilaray09

First time running the trail I started at the arboretum and ended at the inner harbor! Awesome trail. However if you’re running I’d recommend just taking Charles st down to the harbor once you get to the station.

BWI Trail

Great asset for local riders

May, 2021 by carl.graziano

First time on the BWI Trail this morning. A relatively easy ride with enough inclines to get a workout. Surface, for the most part, is well-maintained. A few wood plank bridges are a little rough, but not a big problem. Great selection of scenery throughout, especially on the northern curve. Parking’s tight at Friendship Park, so get their before 9 if you want a space. Noticed as I was riding that there is street parking on Andover Road, on the N-NW side of the trail, so that might be a good Plan B.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

great ride

May, 2021 by james.pirtle

Nice trail, easy. worth the drive

Magruder Branch Trail

Very Scenic

May, 2021 by 4qb8zx749k

This trail is 90% through the forest. It mostly meanders along with a creek/steam. The tree covered path will make it ideal for walking on sunnier days.

Cross Island Trail

We ride many different trails on the shore, but this one is my favorite. I've logged hundreds of miles on my app riding my bike on The Cross Island Trail. Not too long and not to short.

May, 2021 by hotwheelguy2008

We ride many different trails on the shore, but this one is my favorite. I've logged hundreds of miles on my app riding my bike on The Cross Island Trail. Not too long and not to short.

Matthew Henson Trail

short but great!

May, 2021 by drummer.cbg

Lots of hills, and forest. I would avoid on a bike when wet because there are lots of boardwalk bridges. This is definitely one of the best trails in the area.

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