Top Adventures in Baltimore

  • Hike the Fort McHenry Trail

    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

    0.9 miles 16 ft gain

  • Hike the Cylburn Arboretum Trail

    Park in the Cylburn Arboretum lot to access the trail. Dogs are welcome on leash. Trail is accessible year round. Photos: Forsaken Fotos, Ken, Linden Tea

    1.43 miles 144 ft gain

  • Hike the Robert E. Lee Park-Lake Roland Trail

    Park on Falls Road to access the trailhead. It is accessible year round and dog-friendly. Some parts of the trail may be inaccessible due to logging. Photos: Something Ferdinand

    4.37 miles 170 ft gain

  • Hike the Avalon Loop Trail

    Park in the lot off of River Road to access the Avalon Loop Trail. Trail is open from June-November and is dog friendly. The whole loop is about 20 miles but you can make it an out-and-back if you're looking for a shorter hike.  Photos: Nicolas Ra...

    20.4 miles 1791 ft gain

  • Hike the Potapsco Valley Hilltop Area Trail

    Park on S. Hilltop Road to access the trailhead. Some sections of the trail can be sleep and slippery so be sure to bring adequate footwear. Photos: Chesapeake Bay Program, David Heise, Jeff Kubina, Forsaken Fotos

    2.07 miles 255 ft gain

  • Hike to Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park

    This family-friendly hike in Patapsco Valley State Park takes you to your first waterfall sighting within only the first 1000 ft of the trail.As you continue on, you can do some creek walking and wading in the shallow pools of water. When you reac...

    2.1 miles 428 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Cromwell Valley Park with Loch Raven Add-On

    Park in the spaces available along the road as indicated by the map (see below). Walk towards the nature center a very short way to get to the trail. You can go either direction on the trail, which is accessible year round and frequented by hikers...

    3.66 miles 387 ft gain

  • Hike the Cascade Falls and Rootball Loop Trail

    Park on the shoulder of Landing Drive (see map) to access the trailhead. This trail is open April-September. Dogs allowed on leash. Photos: Bart

    2.4 miles 285 ft gain

  • Hike Old Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail

    Park in the designated area on the road off of Baltimore National Pike to access the trailhead. This trail is accessible year-round. Dogs allowed on leash. Photos: Jack Lyons

    3.58 miles 360 ft gain

  • Bike or Run the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail

    Park in the big lot off of Dorsey Road to access the trailhead. Trail is accessible year-round and is dog-friendly. Can do the whole thing or make it into a shorter out-and-back.Photos: Malcolm K.

    27.55 miles 577 ft gain

  • Hike, Bike, or Run the Loch Raven Merryman Trail

    Park in the designated area off of Dulaney Valley Road (see map). Trail is accessible from March to September and dog-friendly. Photos: Elliott Plack, Pete

    7.7 miles 639 ft gain

  • Hike the Black Marsh Trail at North Point State Park

    First, a few disclaimers: The parking lot may be "at capacity" if you choose to visit the park in the summer. Do not despair; there is an auxiliary lot of sorts just near the gate.The park may be "full" but chances are you'll have the trails to yo...

    2.5 miles

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