Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

Maryland Elk Neck State Forest Parking

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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. 

Photos: David Clow, ars5017, pontla

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Layers
  • Camera
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



6.6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

450 Feet



Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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Neat Place

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.

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Great For Families

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

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