Not too long ago I posted some of my favorite Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Maryland. If you are anything like me, sometimes you just want to get out on the trail, but want to tackle a more difficult trail. Maybe one that isn’t necessarily considered kid-friendly? Maryland is full of scenic trails that are just too beautiful to resist. So call a sitter, grab your back pack, and check out some of my favorite not-so-family-friendly hiking trails in Maryland!
Not-So-Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Maryland
Avalon Super Loop in Patapsco State Park
Now this trail only just over 12 miles, but it is still great if you want to spend your entire day at the park! There is lots to see whether you are a nature or history buff. I really enjoy the waterfall areas, but there are ruins and artifacts along the trail too.
Catoctin Mountain Park Circuit in Thurmont
This circuit is almost 9.5 miles, but still offers some of the most beautiful views in Catoctin Mountain National Park. My favorite is Cunningham Falls (which is a great place to start). You don’t want to miss Chimney Rock, Wolf Rock, or the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook. Just a warning, this trail is on the rocky side! If hiking over boulders and rocks isn’t your thing, you may want to skip it.