We’re Falling For These Gorgeous Fall Foliage Hikes

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We’re Falling For These Fall Foliage Hikes

October 21, 2020

You don’t like the outdoors? Unbe-leaf-able. The best way to witness fall is by going outdoors. Soak up some Vitamin D and bask in the glorious reds, oranges, and yellows in the changing leaves. Or, feel the cool autumn breeze refreshing your skin. 

Carve out some time this week to go on a hike and experience the best fall foliage at one of these Maryland trails.

Loch Raven Trails

Loch Raven Trails in Baltimore County vary in difficulty and length, so there is something for everyone. Besides the beautiful falling leaves, hikers can look forward to seeing surreal water views, bird-watching, and connecting with nature. Loch Raven Trails are known for their wild- and plant-life, with oaks, beeches, poplars, wild roses, and more.

It’s also Spooky Season! If Loch Raven Trails looks familiar, then it might be because some scenes in The Blair Witch Project were filmed at the Reservoir.

Lace up your hiking shoes and stop by. View the Hiking Trail Maps and COVID guidelines here.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, MD is a Registered Natural Landmark that is known for its stunning views, nature, and geological site. Sugarloaf Mountain is actually a monadnock: an isolated mountain that results from eroded land. Hike and witness over 500 species of plant life, including red and white oaks, eastern hemlocks, and wildflowers.

View their printable Trail Maps here. Be aware that this terrain has copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.

Rocks State Park

Rocks State Park in Harford County has over 3.5 miles of hiking trails, perfect for witnessing the fall foliage. Experience a beautiful autumn in the various trees and falling leaves. This State Park is known for Kilgore Falls, a beautiful waterfall, and the King and Queen Seat. The Seat is a 190-feet high rock outcrop. Snap a photo while you’re up there!

Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore and Howard Counties extends over 30 miles along the Patapsco River. The Park has over 200 miles of trails, so there is something for everyone. Hikers can bask in the autumn breeze, bright foliage, and breathtaking water views.

View the Hiking Trail Maps here.

Annapolis Rock

Annapolis Rock is located within the scenic Appalachian Trail. Hikers can look forward to over 10-miles of hiking trails, various species of wildlife, the Washington monument, and the grant Annapolis Rock: quartzite rock overlooking the lake and park.

We recommend parking at the Baltimore National Pike Trailhead. There are various shuttles throughout the park for convenience. So, stop by and breathe in the autumn air.

Share Your Hike

We hope you enjoy a spectacular fall foliage hike at one of these Maryland destinations. Be sure to share your photos with us, @1305DockStreet.


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