Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

Maryland Elk Neck State Forest Parking

  • Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    6.6 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    450 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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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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.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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