Bike the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

20 Miles Round Trip - Loop Trail

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center - Search Nearby - Added by Daniel Stricklin

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.  


Easy Parking
Family Friendly


20 Miles
Loop Trail

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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