Prince George’s boasts some of the region’s most exhilarating, most educational and most memorable outdoor activities and events. The county features a enjoyable array of trails, many of which connect to our most popular farm destinations. You can hike, bike and, yes, even paddle your way through our scenery and history to beautiful orchards, wineries and working farms.
Here are links to some of Prince George’s County’s best-loved trails:
|Maryland Milestones Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and War of 1812
For three years the young United States was embroiled in the War of 1812.
Through sites and landscapes throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia,
and Virginia, the trail tells the stories that led to the birth of our National
|All PG Parks Trails
Hiking, biking and horseback riding are some of the best ways to explore
Prince George’s County’s natural beauty, with approximately 46 miles of paved
trails throughout the entire M-NCPPC park system.
|Anacostia Watershed Society’s Anacostia Water Trail
The trail covers a remarkably varied nine-mile stretch of the Anacostia River,
running from Bladensburg, Maryland, through Washington, D.C., to its juncture
with the Potomac River about two miles South of Capitol Hill.
Anacostia Tributary Trail System
The Anacostia Tributary Trail System includes a number of trails linked together
and managed by the National Park Service.
Cedarville State Forest
There are 19.5 miles of marked trails. The trails wind past the loblolly pine
plantations planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s,
by a charcoal kiln, and through farm areas where springs and streams
were used to make “moonshine.”
Fort Washington National Park
Built to defend the river approach to Washington, D.C., Fort Washington
has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years.
Greenbelt National Park
Just twelve miles from Washington, D.C., Greenbelt Park is located in
suburban Greenbelt, Maryland. The park features a 174 site campground,
nine miles of trails, and three picnic areas.
The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George’s
County, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington
and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple Hills.
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
There are four hiking trails at Merkle that explore the upland forests and marshes
of the Patuxent.
National Wildlife Visitor Center
The National Wildlife Visitor Center is a science and environmental education center
providing visitors with opportunities to explore, discover, and learn.
Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced
at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs,
and more, you can experience farm life and how its changed over time.
Patuxent Water Trail
The Patuxent Water Trail offers visitors the opportunity to paddle the river,
camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites,
and wildlife areas.
Piscataway National Park
Piscataway Park is home to bald eagles, beavers, deer, foxes, ospreys,
and many other species. The park has a public fishing pier and
two boardwalks over fresh water tidal wetlands, a variety of nature trails,
meadows, and woodland areas. The Park is also home to National Colonial Farm.
Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail
The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail provides a safe pathway for students,
from kindergartners to doctoral candidates, to walk and bike to school in
College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville.
In Prince George’s County, the WB&A Trail stretches between State Route 450
in Glenn Dale and the Patuxent River in Patuxent River Park. The trail links
the suburbs with the park and passes through a heavily-wooded corridor.
This Prince George’s County trail directory is provided thanks to a grant from Maryland Milestones.