Winter Family Hikes in Annapolis

By Nicole Donnelly

Getting outside has never been so important than it is now in Anne Arundel County.


Some of our favorite walking trails are located right in our state's capital. When we're looking for an easy-peasy way to get our kids out of the house and exhaust them, heading out to one of these trails is the sure-fire way to make that happen!

 

👟Anne Arundel Community College Hiking and Running Trails

101 College Parkway, Arnold

"The trails at the community college are open to the public and are connected through a series of grass and dirt trails. While much of the trail is flat and the surface is even, there are some areas with steep inclines and exposed roots."

👟Appalachian Trail

Information on various access points can be found on the DNR website.


👟Arnold Trails Loop

440-470 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold

"The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking."


👟Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park

Jonas Green Park, Annapolis

"The scenic, paved, 13-mile community trail is brimming with history lessons and boasts a solar system of information."


👟Broad Creek Trail

101-175 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis

"Features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate."


👟Broadneck Peninsula Trail

College Parkway and Green Holly Drive, Annapolis

"The Broadneck Trail is located across from Broadneck Park. It starts at Green Holly Drive and continues along College Parkway and ends at College Parkway East."


👟Cross-country trail behind Annapolis High School

"The trail is over 7 miles long, meanders through woods and along a creek and is maintained through funds raised by the Annapolis Striders."


👟Cross Island Trail

Terrapin Nature Area and Kent Narrows, Kent Island


👟Downs Park

8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena

"Five miles of paved trails weave throughout woods and along the water’s edge."


👟Greenbury Point Trail

300-348 Bullard Blvd, Annapolis

"Features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels."


👟Historic Annapolis Ramble

108 Main St, Annapolis

"The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible year-round."


👟Kent Island South Trail

Matapeake State Park at Marine Academy Dr. and Romancoke Rd./SR 8 and Romancoke Pier at Romancoke Rd./SR 8, Kent Island


👟Poplar Trail

Poplar Ave. and Taylor Ave. and Poplar Ave. and Admiral Dr., Annapolis


👟Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis

"Visitors can enjoy trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful parkland."


👟South Shore Trail

Access points can be found at Annapolis Plaza and AAMC.

"South Shore Trail is from Annapolis Plaza to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis."


👟USNA Perimeter

Park at City Dock and walk over.

"The run through the yard can be designed to be flat, taking a runner alongside the Chesapeake Bay and the Severn River or a little more challenging by adding Hospital Hill to the course."


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