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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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

6.6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

450 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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