Hike the Patuxent River Park Trail

Patuxent River Park Trail

Beautiful and remote boardwalk hike that will put your mind at ease. 

Park at the end of Park Entrance Road (see map) to access the trail. Great place for birding, trail running, and sea kayaking. Dogs are not permitted, so leave your canine friends at home or choose a different hike. 

Photos: biblio1979, David Heise, bneises

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Layers
  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
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RT Distance 4.68 Miles
Elevation Gain 255 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Kayaking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop


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Patuxent River Park Trail

Very pretty, scenic and serene trail...easy and well-marked with many water features and overlooks. Features a 19th century slave cabin.

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