Best Mountain Biking in Maryland

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

  • 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. 

    2.4 miles 285 ft gain

  • Explore Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

    Park at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parking lot. Walk to the US 15 and cross the road. Trail is not marked, though its faint traces can be detected as you continue on. GPS is recommended. Enjoy the overlook and when you're ready to go back, retr...

    0.2 miles 95 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. 

    3.58 miles 360 ft gain

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Yellow Trail

    Park in the lot off of Comus Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is shared by hikers, runners, bikers, and equestrians, and dogs are welcome too. Wildlife are abundant, and even black bears live here. 

    7.77 miles 892 ft gain

  • Hike the Clopper Lake Loop Trail

    Park in the designated area off of Seneca Creek Road to access the trailhead. Accessible all year and dog-friendly. 

    5.64 miles 314 ft gain

  • HIke or Bike the Schaeffer Farm Yellow Trail

    Park in the lot at the end of Kingsview Village Ave (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is popular and well marked, used by bikers, hikers, and equestrians. Dogs are welcome too. 

    10.37 miles 921 ft gain

  • Hike the Savage Park Trails

    Park in the lot off of Vollmerhausen Road to access the trail. It's open year round, and dogs are allowed on leash. 

    2.47 miles 157 ft gain

  • Hike the Patuxent River Park Trail

    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. 

    4.68 miles 255 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.  

    20.4 miles 1791 ft gain

  • Hike along the C&O Canal: Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

    Park in the lot on Whites Ferry road and hop on the Chesapeake Ohio towpath. This is an out-and-back so you can make it as short as you want or up to 10 miles. Great for familes and dog friendly!

    10 miles 165 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.

    27.55 miles 577 ft gain

  • Hike, Bike, or Run the Lakeside Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail

    Park at the Meadowside Nature Center to Access the trailhead. This is a 3.4 mile loop with opportunities for birding and observing wildlife. Dogs are welcome on leash. 

    3.41 miles 196 ft gain