Old Quarry/Gunpowder Falls State Park
Several well marked trails for hiking and bikes. Family & pet friendly. The most advanced trail of the bunch will lead you to the top of a cliff with excellent forest and farm views. Gravel lots for parking are right off of Belair Road. Trailheads and exits are visible from the lot.
2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21086
Susquehanna State Park
Trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderately difficult. Kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, and picnicking are all popular amongst the park. There are eight trails total. The Conowingo Dam section is a worth a visit, with plenty of parking nearby. Beware of the vultures that will sit on your vehicle! Excellent area for spotting bald eagles. Breathtaking water views on several of the trails.
4188 Wilkinson Road, Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Rocks State Park
The famous “King and Queen Seat” is the highlight of the park. With breathtaking views of the forest below, the 190-foot rocky cliff towers above Deer Creek. This spot is very popular during Autumn months for views of the color-changing leaves. There are multiple sections of the park, with the main section offering picnic areas, over three miles of hiking trails, and access to Deer Creek for swimming or tubing.
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
Ma & Pa Trails
There are several sections of Bel Air’s Ma & Pa trail worth checking out. Great views of the grassy countryside throughout. The Edgeley Grove Section offers over 800 feet of a boardwalk to explore the surrounding forest. Family & pet friendly with plenty of parking.
702 North Tollgate Road, Bel Air MD 21014
Although it is only open to the public when school is not in session, these hiking trails are worth visiting for the plethora of wildlife and views of the Atkisson Dam. There are five trails total, ranging from one to four miles long.
502 West Wheel Road, Bel Air MD 21015