Hike the Patuxent River Park Trail

Patuxent River Park Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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


4.68 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

255 ft Gain




Mountain Biking, Running, Kayaking, Hiking


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


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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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