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Maryland National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in Maryland:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in Maryland: There are 654.00 miles of NRTs in Maryland and 11 trails!

Visit Maryland's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country


Maryland Bicycling and Mountain Biking


    Maryland bicycle routes and trail maps are available at:

    Bike Trails and B & Bs in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia:

    Cumberland Valley Cycling Club is based in Hagerstown:

    East Coast Greenwayis a project to link seabord states with trails and on-road routes; information is available for all traversed states: ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL:

    Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts organizes trail work, advocacy, and events in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area:

    Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club -- "More and Better Bicycling in Southern Maryland":

    Washington Area Bicyclist Association provides a tremendous resource for DC area trails as well as all bicycling issues:

    Washington DC area bike commuter trails:

Maryland Equestrian Trails



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Maryland Greenways and Community Trails


Maryland Hiking Trails


    Wanderbirds Hiking Club, founded in 1934, is a non-profit, all volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year round, for energetic folks in the Washington, DC area. You do not have to be a member of the Club to hike with us.

    Capital Hiking Club offers trips as well as trail information at: has maps and trail descriptions for hikes in MD, PA, VA and WV

    Maryland Running Guide:

    Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of 970 miles of trails, 30 shelters, and 23 cabins in VA, MD, WV, PA, and DC:

     Mountain Club of Maryland provides group hikes and information on the mountainous areas accessible to Baltimore:

    American Volkssport Association hosts year-round walking events; search by state

Maryland Long-Distance Trails


    American Discovery Trail is America's first coast-to-coast hiking, biking and equestrian trail; for information on the ADT thru DC and Maryland:

    Appalachian Trail in Maryland folows a forty-mile route along the backbone of South Mountain, a north-south ridge that extends from Pennsylvania to the Potomac River

    Great Eastern Trail plans to link existing trails alongthe Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York:

    Great Allegheny Passage is the main line of a trail system running from the C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, to the Forks of the Ohio River at Pittsburgh on a near-level rail-trail through the Allegheny Mountains:

Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


Maryland Rail Trails and Canal Trails


Maryland Snow Trails


Maryland Waterway and Boating Trails


Maryland Statewide Advocacy and Resources


Maryland State Trails Program


Maryland Outdoor Recreation




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