Hike the Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail

2.34 Miles Round Trip - 209 ft gain - Loop Trail

Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Short and sweet trail that offers a chance to see rare plants that only grow in serpentine soils.

Park in the area off of Deer Park road to access the trail. Dogs are welcome on leash. Trail can get muddy in the spring, and there are some stream crossings. 

Photos: Kerry Wixted 

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Running
Hiking
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

2.34 Miles
209 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Millersville, Maryland

Washington DC / Capitol KOA

Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Park Picnic Areas

Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Campground

Washington, District of Columbia

Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas

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Best Trail In The Park

This is the best trail (in my opinion) in the park, it offers some pretty great views and some stream crossings which make it for an even more fun time! Be careful if you hike this after a big rain as it gets very eroded and muddy!