This area is perfect for short or long bike rides through a pristine, quiet, wildlife rich, environment. Located just 15 minutes off of the Route 50 in Cambridge, Maryland.

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a prime location to get away for a day. The Refuge includes more than 28,000 acres of marsh, forrest, and croplands, and is teeming with wildlife. The park offers a visitors center with a large parking lot, perfect starting location for biking the loops.

The victors center can provide maps and instruction on the roads and the bike trails. They offer a 4-mile and a 7-mile loop trail down Wildlife Dr. these trails cost only $1 per bike. They also offer 20-mile and 27-mile bike routes down public roads.

The Wildlife Refuge is such a wonderful location, is continues to be the location for the biking portion of the annual Maryland Ironman and Eagleman Triathlons due to its flat terrain.  

Pack List

  • Water (Hot summer days will require more than you think)
  • Sunscreen (Most of the routes offer no cover from the sun)
  • Snacks
  • Cellphone
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RT Distance 20 Miles
Activities Cycling, Running, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


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Awesome Adventure, lots of wildlife, waterfowl,bald eagles

Flat paved trails throughout the refuge wildlife drive and sleepy backcountry roads make this a great place to bike. You can rent great Trek bikes and cruisers or take a guided bike tour of the refuge and local area at located adjacent to the refuge

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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