Bel Air, Maryland

Top Spots in and near Bel Air

  • Swanton, Maryland

    Hike the Big Savage Mountain Trail (Southern Terminus to High Rock)

    11 mi / 1500 ft gain
    This is not a casual hike; it is one which should be taken taken seriously. However, it will be an enjoyable experience for anyone with the resolve to face the early 1,500 ft. climb in elevation, as well the ascent of a slightly dodgy (but still structurally sound) mid-20th century fire tower.   ...
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  • Oldtown, Maryland

    Hike to Paw Paw Tunnel

    3.8
    2.4 mi
    This hike is short and sweet, with it only being 2.4 miles to the other side of the tunnel and back. It's easily accessible, located right off the highway at the Paw Paw Tunnel Campground on the Potamac River at the border of Maryland and West Virgina. The town of Paw Paw is on the West Virgina s...
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  • Salisbury, Pennsylvania

    Primitive Camp along Wolf Rocks Trail

    3.0
    1.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    This is a GREAT location for beginning backpackers with minimal backpacking rules, short trails and cell service. Although all trails (with a few exceptions found in this brochure -labeled as "Areas Closed to Camping") in the Forbes State forest allow primitive backpack camping (primitive backpac...
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  • Markleton, Pennsylvania

    Cross-Country Ski at Laurel Ridge State Park

    Laurel Ridge Cross-Country Ski Center is a great place to try cross-country skiing! The ski center maintains and grooms 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails through Laurel Ridge State Park.  You can rent skis from the rental center onsite. As of January 2021, they do not take reservations f...
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  • Oakland, Maryland

    Hike the Swallow Falls Loop

    4.7
    1.1 mi / 125 ft gain
    This park has plenty to do—forest hiking, swimming at Herrington Manor, and camping—but the main attraction, unsurprisingly, is Swallow Falls. The Swallow Falls Canyon Trail (1.1 miles) follows Muddy Creek and features a number of other falls, including Muddy Creek Falls (53 ft).
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  • Oakland, Maryland

    Hike the Herrington Manor/Swallow Falls Trail

    5.0
    11 mi / 25 ft gain
    I began my adventure at the trailhead in Herrington Manor State Park. The parking lot was empty and the trail was very easy to access. From start to finish this trail varies in the width of its path. For the first mile I had a lot of foot room, but as I went deeper into the forest, the trail turn...
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  • Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

    Soak at Berkeley Springs State Park

    5.0
    Berkeley Springs State Park is the only government-run spa in the United State and worth a weekend excursion. The hot springs here flow at a constant 74.3 degrees and have long been thought to possess restorative and healing powers for both body and mind.   On one end of the park you'll find the ...
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  • Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

    Meadow Run Natural Water Slide

    Ohiopyle State Park, located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, is full of adventure along the Youghiogheny River. During your visit, make sure you stop by the Meadow Run natural waterslide for some serious fun.  You can park for free at the Meadow Run parking lot, and then take a short walk down ...
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  • Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Bear Run Nature Reserve Loop

    4.0
    8 mi
    Bear Run Nature Reserve features a number of trail loops that range from 1.7 miles in length to 11.9 miles.  By hiking overlapping trails, you can complete an 8 mile hike that passes by Paradise Overlook, which provides great views of the Youghiogheny River Gorge.  Start at the trailhead, which i...
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  • Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

    White Water Raft the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle

    Enjoy the thrill of rafting on Class III rapids on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle! The Youghiogheny River has exciting whitewater boating for all experience levels. Only sturdily constructed rafts, kayaks, and closed-deck canoes intended for whitewater use may be used in the river. River leve...
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  • Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    Explore Fallingwater

    4.8
    "Fallingwater is the name of a house built over a waterfall in southwest Pennsylvania. Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a Natio...
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  • Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

    Explore Cucumber Falls

    4.3
    0.25 mi / 30 ft gain
    Just off Kentuck Road, at the southern end of Ohiopyle State Park, you arrive at Cucumber Falls' marked parking lot. Access to this lot is limited (about 20 cars). Most of the time you will be able to find a spot, but when not, parking on the side of the road is perfectly acceptable.Walking down ...
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  • 25164 George Washington Highway, West Virginia

    Hike the Cathedral Trail in Cathedral SP

    5.0
    1.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Cathedral Trail is a part of Cathedral State Park located east of Aurora, WV. Cathedral State Park was originally the site of Brookside Resort which attracted visitors from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD due to it’s cool clean air and natural beauty. The land was purchased in 1922 by Mr. Brans...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    White Rocks Loop, George Washington NF

    4.5
    9.26 mi / 1690 ft gain
    The trail begins near the upper parking area next to a closed gate. If you park in the lower parking area, you'll have to walk about .3 miles up the road to get to this gate. Start out on the forest service (FS) orange-blazed trail, following it for about a quarter mile. From there head onto Old...
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  • Somerset, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Wolf Rocks

    3.3
    5 mi
    You'll find the trailhead for Wolf Rocks at top of Linn Run Rd off Laurel Summit Rd. Off the left-hand side you will find what is referred to as parking lot D - the route to Wolf Rocks begins there.The hike is nothing to write home about, though with only a 5 mile total for the out-and-back it's ...
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  • Dunbar, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Sugar Run Trail

    1.6 mi
    This trail connects Old Mitchell Trail to Johnathan Run Trail. It is a short but fun hike down to the falls. We parked by the helicopter landing field and the trail head was right by the entrance to the parking lot.The hike down to the falls was nice and easy, but coming back up was tough. The tr...
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Camping and Lodging in Bel Air

Robert W Craig
Keyser, West Virginia

Robert W Craig

Howell Run Picnic Area
Elk Garden, West Virginia

Howell Run Picnic Area

Fifteen Mile Creek Campsite
Little Orleans, Maryland

Fifteen Mile Creek Campsite

Outflow Camping
Confluence, Pennsylvania

Outflow Camping

Trout Pond Recreation Area
Lost City, West Virginia

Trout Pond Recreation Area

Horseshoe Recreation Area
Parsons, West Virginia

Horseshoe Recreation Area