Baltimore, Maryland

Hike the Fort McHenry Trail

0.9 Miles Total - 16 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Scenic and historic loop trail that brings you in touch with Maryland's past. 

Park in the lot and head out either direction on this short loop trail. Trail can get crowded, so be prepared to share the space. 

Photos: Jim, the Photographer, sugargliding, hounddiggity

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Cycling
Running
Hiking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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Perfect City Picnic

The walk is short, but pleasant. The fort itself and visitors center are well worth the visit. There is a really pretty picnic area to the right just as you pass through the gate with tables and trash cans that is more sheltered from the wind than most of the park.

Neat And Historic

I wouldn't call this much of a "trail" but it's a nice path through this very historic place. It offers some of the best views of the harbor and is not to be missed if you're in the city.

Leave No Trace

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

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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