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10 Best Places to Run in Maryland

Updated: Jan 30

Here are The Best places To Run, Hike and Walk-in Maryland

The State of Maryland is defined by its coastlines and water. One can find abundant waterways, such as the Chesapeake Bay, in the state. Large cities, Baltimore and St. Mary's city can be found throughout the state with a long history behind them.

Maryland was one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1634. Baltimore's Inner Harbor houses iconic places such as the National Aquarium, home to over 25000 aquatic animals, and the Maryland Science Center.


Safety First:

Safety always comes first. Several important considerations before heading out on your run: notify someone where you’re going and when to expect you back, pack granola bars and water, and be sure to monitor changing weather conditions.

Run with a friend or a group remember safety first!


1. Gunpowder Falls State Park

Located in northern Baltimore Gunpowder Falls Park is a great place for trail running or just a nice walk. Both sections of the park run more than 15 miles. This park has well-marked trails which makes it easy planing for your run. See here for more info...

2. Loch Raven Reservoir - Northern Baltimore County

This is just the place to make your run. Loch Raven Reservoir features relatively hilly and rocky paths which still provide solitude. Some wide trails are perfect for running with a group, while narrower options afford privacy to anyone who prefers it. The length of the run is 2 to 10 miles long. See here for more info......

3. MA & PA Heritage Trail - Harford County, Md.

Located in the Belair and Fallston area of Maryland. The trails run about 8 miles down and back. The trails are smooth and easy to run with engaging hills. See here for more info...

4. Peacedale Preserve - Fair Hill Md.

A perfect hike through Peacedale Preserve. This preserve is the perfect example of the geography of southwestern Chester County. With rolling hills and gentle grades, the preserve is a good place for hikers to explore trail systems from varying elevation levels. Alongside fields are wooded areas on the outskirts of creek areas. See here for more info..

5. Patapsco Valley State Park - Howard and Baltimore counties

Patapsco Valley State Park has a wide range of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. Trails vary from well-paved to more rugged and rocky. Furthermore, Howard Country Striders say some runs can be challenging, but the park houses easier options as well. The Patapsco River splits the Park into two parts, so you can run on the riverbed or cross it with a suspension bridge. See here for more info...

6. Meadow Mountian Trail - Western Maryland Swanton, Md.

Located in the Savage River State Forest, this 14-mile long trail runs along the crest of Meadow Mountain and offers amazing views on either side of the Eastern Continental Divide. See here for more info....

7. Rocky Gap State Park - Northeast of Cumberland Md.

Whether you're looking for a family trip or a solo adventure, Rocky Gap State Park has 3 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails, and more. AllTrails is updated with the most recent info to help you find your ideal trail. See here for more info...

8. Calvert Cliffs State Park - Lusby, Md.

Calvert Cliffs State Park is designated as a wild land area and preserves 1,079 acres for hiking. Designated trails are made for bikes, horseback riding, or other forms of exercise.

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9. Three Notch Trail - Hughesville, Md.

The Three Notch Trail winds 28 miles through southern Maryland countryside, forming an abandoned railroad that\'s now a biking and hiking recreational trail.

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10. Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail - Annapolis Md.

The B&A Trail spans the distance between Baltimore and Annapolis. It is a 13.3 mile long off-road path that stretches from Annapolis to Glen Burnie, just north of Baltimore. There are half-mile markers along the way, making it an ideal place for a long run.

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The advice given on this website does not constitute or replace medical advice.

Please consult with a doctor before starting any exercise or nutrition plan.

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