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Maryland Public Lands with Equestrian Trails

National Parks
Assateague Island National Seashore -- day use riding permitted from Oct. 9 -May 14 - Assateague Island (Maryland side) 410-641-1441
Catoctin Mountain Park -- 6 miles of designated equestrian trails open for day use only, from April 15 – Dec. 31 • Thurmont 301-663-9388
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park -- riding permitted only between mile 16.6 and mile 181.8. Contact park for other restrictions • Potomac River 301-739-4200
Greenbelt Park – 9 miles of trails • Greenbelt 301-344-3944
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail – Six trails in three states and the District of Columbia 304-535-4014
State Parks
Cedarville State Forest – 19.5 miles of marked shared use trails in southern Maryland 301-888-1410
Doncaster State Forest – Charles County 301-932-3470
Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area – approx. 80 miles of shared use trails in Cecil County. Guided trail rides, hay rides and stabling also available to the public 410-398-1246
Garrett State Forest-- 10.5 miles of Potomac River Trail System shared use trails and a portion of the 9-mile, shared use Garrett Trail System in Garrett County 301-334-2038
Green Ridge State Forest – 24-mile shared use trail in eastern Allegany County 301-478-3124
Greenwell State Park – 10 miles of marked shared use trails on the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County 301-373-2320
Gunpowder Falls State Park – more than 100 miles of shared use trails in Harford and Baltimore Counties, including the Sweet Air area and the Northern Central Railroad Trai 410-592-2897
Millington Wildlife Management Area – northeastern Kent County 410-778-1948
Monocacy River Natural Resources Management Area-- unmarked shared use trails in Frederick County 301-924-2127
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area – equestrian-only trails in Carroll County 410-461-5005
Patapsco Valley State Park – trails along the Patapsco River in central Maryland 410-461-5005
Patuxent River State Park – unmarked riding paths in Howard and Montgomery Counties 301-924-2127
Pocomoke State Forest – shared use trails in Worcester County 410-632-3732
Potomac State Forest – southeastern Garrett County 301-334-2038
Sassafras River Natural Resource Management Area – Kent County 410-778-1948
Seneca Creek State Park – Montgomery County 301-924-2127
St. Mary’s River State Park --11.5-mile shared use trail circling a lake in southern Maryland 301-872-5688

Susquehanna State Park
– more than 15 miles of marked shared use trails in Harford County
410-557-7994
Tuckahoe State Park – 20 miles of shared use trails on the Eastern Shore 410-820-1668
Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area – equestrians allowed on some trails 410-827-7577
Local Parks
Anne Arundel County - Kinder Farm Park – riding permitted on unpaved trails only 410-222-6115
Carroll County - Union Mills Equestrian Trails -- shared use trails in Union Mills • Reservoir area, Piney Run Park, Gillis Falls Reservoir area, Patapsco Valley State Park/Morgan Run Natural Environment and McKeldin areas, and Liberty Reservoir 410-848-1388
Charles County - Oak Ridge Park Equestrian Area 301-932-3470
Howard County - Savage Park • Schooley Mill Park 410-313-4700
Montgomery County
 
Agricultural History Farm Park – 4.7 miles of trails 301-948-5053
Black Hill Regional Park – 14.3 miles of trails 301-972-3476
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park – some shared use trails 301-670-8014
Blue Mash Trail – 3.75-mile shared use trail circuit 301-495-2503
Hoyles Mill Trail -- 6.3 miles of combined natural and hard surface, shared use trails 301-444-3121
Little Bennett Regional Park – 23 miles of natural surface trails 301-972-6581
Lower Magruder Trail – 3.3-mile natural surface trail 301-972-6581
Northwest Branch – 10.2 miles of natural surface trails 301-625-7207
Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails – more than 6 miles of natural surface, shared use trials 301-948-5053
Rural Legacy Trail – 1.5-mile natural surface, shared use trail 301-774-6255
Seneca Creek Greenway Trail -- 7.8-mile natural surface shared use trail 301-972-6581
Wheaton Regional Park –5 miles of natural surface trails 301-972-6581
Woodstock Equestrian Park – 15 miles of natural surface trails 301-444-3121
Prince George’s County
301-868-1397
Cosca Regional Park 301-868-1397
Jug Bay Natural Area – more than 8 miles of shared use trails 301-627-6074
Patuxent River Scenic Trail at Queen Anne 301-627-6074
   

Editor’s note: If you know of any other public trails or public parks with equestrian trails, please e-mail editor@equiery.com

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