The Best Backpacking in Baltimore

Looking for the best backpacking in Baltimore? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Baltimore. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Baltimore

  • Kingsville, Maryland

    Hike the Jerusalem Village Trail & Jericho Covered Bridge Trail

    4.3 mi / 341 ft gain
    This is a moderately rated hike that features a river and quite a few hilly sections. The trail is known to be rather muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate waterproof footwear. Note that some sections of the trail are not well marked. You may want to review a map before embarking. There is park...
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Mason-Dixon Trail: Otter Creek to Bridgeville

    21.66 mi / 4114 ft gain
    Mason-Dixon Trail: Otter Creek to Bridgeville is a 20.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out-and-back trail located near Pequea, Pennsylvania.
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  • Frederick, Maryland

    Black Locust Trail

    3.02 mi / 617 ft gain
    Black Locust Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Frederick, Maryland.
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  • Frederick, Maryland

    Gambrill Yellow Trail

    6.86 mi / 1030 ft gain
    Gambrill Yellow Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Frederick, Maryland.
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