The Best Hikes near Frederick

Courtney Davis at Ellicott City
Great Falls Park, Great Falls, VirginiaGreat Falls ParkGreat Falls, VirginiaIt took us about a year of living in Washington, DC to discover Great Falls. These kayakers provided some great entertainment at the beginning of...Kilgore Falls, Bethesda, MarylandKilgore FallsBethesda, MarylandBeautiful waterfall in Rock State Park near the Maryland - Pennsylvania border. Scenic roads with winding roads. Lots of hiking trails and picnic...Prince William Forest Park, Prince William County, VirginiaPrince William Forest ParkPrince William County, VirginiaMost days I prefer mountains - but winter hikes in the beautiful bare bones landscape of prince Williams forest will do just fine :)Sugarloaf Mountain, Frederick County, MarylandSugarloaf MountainFrederick County, MarylandI grew up not far from this sweet little mountain. Local outdoor enthusiast scoff at its cozy climbs and low elevation but it's really a wonderful...Olmstead Island, Potomac, MarylandOlmstead IslandPotomac, MarylandGreat Falls on the Potomac River. Great short hikes and walks. Beaitiful spot.Bears Den, Clarke County, VirginiaBears DenClarke County, VirginiaAppalachian trail near Bears Den hostile. I love hiking in the winter, theres an entirely different experience of solitude in these naked forests...Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County, PennsylvaniaColonel Denning State ParkCumberland County, PennsylvaniaLocal hiking is the best!Front Royal, VirginiaFront RoyalVirginiaHiking AT 2014 Shenondoa National Park spotted Black Bear...Sugarloaf Mountain, Frederick County, MarylandSugarloaf MountainFrederick County, MarylandAwesome day hike, especially in fall! Plus there's a winery at the bottom of the mountain.San Fruttuoso, Italy, St. James, MarylandSan Fruttuoso, ItalySt. James, Maryland#TroveOn. This was a stop I made on the way to Portofino. It's a little village in Northern Italy and the amazing thing about this place is you can...Great Falls, MarylandGreat FallsMarylandThe Billy Goat Trail (section A) on the Maryland side of Great Falls takes about two hours and makes for a perfect afternoon hike just outside of...Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington D.C.Theodore Roosevelt IslandWashington D.C.Roosevelt Island is a popular spot for residents and tourists alike. Residents love it for the miles of trails to hike and run on, and tourists...Pole Steeple, Cumberland County, PennsylvaniaPole SteepleCumberland County, PennsylvaniaThe hike to Poles Steeple isn't bad, but be warned it is all up hill and will leave you out of breath if you're out of shape! The gorgeous view is...Appalachain Trail, Washington County, MarylandAppalachain TrailWashington County, MarylandNow THAT's a tree. I miss the AT...Great Falls Park, Great Falls, VirginiaGreat Falls ParkGreat Falls, VirginiaAt Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through narrow Mather...Ellicott City, MarylandEllicott CityMarylandTrolly Line #9 Trail in Ellicott City, MD. Beautiful hike through a forest of very old trees. Downtown Ellicott City is right down the road from...Kilgore Falls, Harford County, MarylandKilgore FallsHarford County, MarylandFalling Branch Trail (Rocks State Park)Cunningham Falls State Park, Frederick County, MarylandCunningham Falls State ParkFrederick County, Maryland78 foot cascading waterfall, largest in the state of Maryland! 2.8 mile loop hike through Cunningham Falls State ParkShenandoah River State Park, Warren County, VirginiaShenandoah River State ParkWarren County, VirginiaSerene flowing river in Shenandoah valley, ample place to swim, BBQ, picnicking:)Difficult Run Stream Valley Trail, Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VirginiaDifficult Run Stream Valley Trail, Georgetown PikeGreat Falls, VirginiaI can't explain this unquenchable urge I have when it rains - to rip off my hiking boots and walk staunch barefoot into the heart of a trail. This...
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