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Gems in Central Maryland - 3

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gem Favorite View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.

McKeldin Rapids

(2) Sykesville, MD
gem Favorite View from boat launch of Daniels Area during the spring bloom.

Daniels Cave

(2) Ellicot…, MD
gem Favorite Footbridge over Plummer Branch on the Beaver-Rock Trail.

Pine Barrens

(2) Marlbor…, MD

Recommended Routes in Central Maryland - 46

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Favorite The overlook at Annapolis Rock.
Intermediate

AT: Annapolis Rock and Black Rock

8.0 mi 12.9 km 932' Up 284.16 m Up 932' Down 284.16 m Down

Myersville, MD
Favorite Signage at Vistor Center Trailhead.
Intermediate/Difficult

Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km 710' Up 216.46 m Up 734' Down 223.87 m Down

Thurmont, MD
Favorite Great Blue Heron closeup
Intermediate/Difficult

Berma Road to Billy Goat Trail Section A

3.5 mi 5.7 km 110' Up 33.53 m Up 127' Down 38.57 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Intermediate

Soapstone-Santee-Ridge Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 951' Up 290.01 m Up 956' Down 291.5 m Down

Arbutus, MD
Favorite Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Easy

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 51' Up 15.42 m Up 50' Down 15.39 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Seneca Fall Reflections.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Shore Trail

3.3 mi 5.4 km 114' Up 34.79 m Up 113' Down 34.46 m Down

Gaither…, MD
Favorite View of reservoir tower
Intermediate

Lake Bernard Frank Loop

3.5 mi 5.7 km 301' Up 91.76 m Up 300' Down 91.3 m Down

Rossmoor, MD
Favorite Welcome to the AT
Intermediate/Difficult

Appalachian Trail: South Mountain

13.4 mi 21.6 km 1,679' Up 511.61 m Up 2,303' Down 702.06 m Down

Boonsboro, MD
Favorite View from White Rocks overlook
Difficult

Catoctin 50k

34.0 mi 54.6 km 5,507' Up 1678.55 m Up 5,510' Down 1679.48 m Down

Braddoc…, MD

Central Maryland Running

  • 1,255 Miles 2,020 Kilometers of Trail
  • 46 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 275 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 321 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 57 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Maryland - 607

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Billy Goat Trail Section A
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD 41 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #2Kilgore Falls Trail
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
Intermediate
Jarrettsville, MD
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Paint Branch Trail
Easy
Beltsville, MD
Easy
Beltsville, MD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Trolley Line #9 Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
4.4 mi 7.1 km #5Patuxent Branch Trail
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
Intermediate
Riverside, MD
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6White Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jarrettsville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Jarrettsville, MD 10 
12.0 mi 19.3 km #7Rachel Carson Greenway Trail
Intermediate
Kemp Mill, MD
Intermediate
Kemp Mill, MD
3.2 mi 5.2 km #8Wood Marr
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
0.3 mi 0.4 km #9Olmsted Island Bridges
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
0.2 mi 0.4 km #10Red Trail (Monadnock Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Urbana, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Urbana, MD

Photos of Central Maryland - 448

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Jan 13, 2021 near West El…, MD
Awesome Fall colors at Loch Raven.
Jul 25, 2016 near Hampton, MD
Kilgore Falls.
May 8, 2016 near Jarrett…, MD
The overlook at Annapolis Rock.
Oct 28, 2015 near Myersville, MD
Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Jun 30, 2016 near Great F…, VA
View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
LOVE is on the trail.
May 18, 2017 near Hampton, MD