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Summer Fun, Day 101: Hike the Broad Creek Trail

Enjoy the short, but fun family hike into woods with a view on the one-mile Broad Creek Trail behind Annapolis High School. It seems like it will be a quick and easy hike, but your family will definitely work up a sweat. 

The trail starts at the corner of the football stadium near the Pollinator Garden. Head into the woods and follow the orange blazes on the trees. These are nice woods with tall trees. The path is well worn and goes up and down hills until you reach Broad Creek.

We could hear osprey screeching and as the forest opened up to a view of the creek we could see the osprey diving to catch fish. Back in these pines and tall deciduous trees It seems more like a hilly trail in Vermont, not one just a few miles from downtown Annapolis. 

Watch out for tree roots and erosion from stormwater so that you don’t trip and fall. As you leave the creek, the trail heads back up into the woods looping back around to the starting point. There are lots of side trails in these woods to make your hike much longer.

You can also access the running trail from Broad Creek Trail, near the trailhead by the Anne Arundel County Library Headquarters off of Harry S Truman Parkway. 

This trail is best for kids who like running and jumping and blowing off energy. It is not stroller friendly, and dogs are not allowed on school property.

This map from the Hiking Project shows the Broad Creek Trail and the other trails that wind around behind Annapolis High School.

Head here for more 100 Days of Summer adventures!

Want more hikes? Check out these family-friendly hikes to Maryland Waterfalls!

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