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Best Maryland Hikes for Families

What are the best Maryland hikes for Families? Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker and mom, Janet Jefferson discusses hikes suitable for everyone in the family. A variety of trails for all abilities have been chosen, some leading to magnificent views, others to waterfalls, and some that are fun for rock hopping.

Trails have been evaluated for length and difficulty as well as any amenities. Plus some tips on where to look for as you hike, since many trails reveal hidden surprises if you know where they are.

Keep trails clean and follow the hikers rule: “Take only pictures. Leave only footsteps.” Most of all, enjoy your time outside.

Easy Maryland Hikes for Families

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, South Tract. Cash Lake Loop

Rapids Bridge Loop, Rock Creek Park. Creek portion of rapids bridge loop, cross rapids bridge to beach drive or valley view trail.

Sligo Creek Trail, Takoma Park/Silverspring

Boundary Bridge Loop, Chevy Chase

Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton-Glenmont

Kingman Island, NE DC

Roosevelt Island, east of Rosslyn

Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby

North Point State Park, Edgemere

Moderate Maryland Hikes for Families

National Arboretum, Washington, DC

Calvert Cliffs, Lusby

Broad Creek Trail, Annapolis

Piscataway Park, Accokeek

South River Farm Park, Edgewater

Burnt Mills, Kemp Mill. South/East: North West Branch Trail or North/West: Rachel Carson Greenway Trail

Fort De Russy/Milkhouse Ford Loop, Rock Creek Park

Difficult Maryland Hikes for Families

Billy Goat Trail, Section A (one way). Return along canal. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Potomac

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