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Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

North East, Maryland

3.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

6.6 miles

Elevation Gain

450 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Spacious, uncrowded, beautiful loop trail takes you into the forest and offers glimpses of native wildlife. 

Park in the lot (see map) and follow signage for the loop trail. This is not a highly trafficked trail so there may be sections that need some maintenance, but that won't get in the way of completing the hike. 

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Features

Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Take the time to head into Elk Neck State park and see the lighthouse. This park and the forest around it offer some pretty views of the bay.

We've hiked this trail with 3 and 4 year olds. It has manageable slopes for all ages and great views of the bay

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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