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Explore the best rated trails in Bowie, MD. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Metropolitan Branch Trail and Meadowlark Connector Trail . With more than 116 trails covering 4652 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
This is a good trail with the satisfying distance. Beware, there are quite a few bumps in the pavement that could use some repair work.
This is a well-paved, short trail. Nice for a quick outing.
As said in several of the previous reviews, these are two segmented trails. The southern part of the segmented trail is very nice. Nicely paved trails with pretty views along the way. A few walkers, joggers, and bikers frequent this trail.
The paved path is wide with slope gentle enough for manual wheelchair to navigate. We started at wheelchair-accessible entrance off Westchester Ave, turning back at Oella Ave bakery. Round trip was about 1-1/2 hours. On a hot weekday afternoon in August the path was cool (thanks to tall tree canopy) and quiet (a scattering of runners, bikers, stroller pushers). Love the sense of unspoiled nature and history this well-conceived trail provides.
Started at bon air rose garden and connected to the Curtis. Immediate under the highway you turn back east and hit a “hill”. I found myself vacillating between 22mph down hills to 4mph struggling up. Lol. The route runs along the interstate and goes up and down for the first 3-4miles and then dumps into Dc. Where you have a few cross streets to navigate and then runs along the river. It’s all paved, wide enough to pass, not too many blind corners, and despite the up and down, it was a decent little unexpected workout.
We rode a 10 mile section of trail north of the Williamsport visitors center. Sunny day, high 60’s. It was the day after a 30 minute rain storm. Trees were in full bloom. Why 2 stars when it could be a 5? The trail needs a good layer of hard packed stone. Any rain will turn many spots into mud, as we encountered. The trail rides along the Potomac River. You could just about see otherwise the trail is under cover. To make it a 5, make sure the trail has dried out and the leaves have not bloomed or the have already dropped. It would sure be a 5.
Jogged this one recently from Forest Glen on down. Nice experience, a lot of construction going on in various areas. the asphalt is some areas is cracking, and had to watch my step.
We loved the challenge. New e-bike riders.
If you are a history buff, esp. of the civil war, this trail is a must, and I highly recommend making Antietam Battlefield part of your trail ride. The surface is bumpy in spots, but overall, a very enjoyable ride and something to be experienced, esp. seeing Washington DC magically appear at the end of a long journey from Cumberland, MD to DC. Favorite spots were the boardwalks bordering the Potomac River and Harper's Ferry, be sure to stop at HF see the surrounding start of the Shenandoah Valley and Harper's Ferry from the bridge connecting the trail to HF.
Highly recommend this trail. It’s well kept, smooth service, partly sunny, partly shady.
This trail is poorly marked in numerous areas, not all areas are kept up, and there are many switchbacks. Just not a very enjoyable ride.
Trail is awesome. Howard county destroying trail by paving and over building.
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