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4 Great Hiking Destinations in Prince George’s County

Hiking Spots in Prince George's County

Fall is the perfect time to get outside and explore. It’s the time of the year where bursting colors abound in the falling leaves and brisk temperatures keep you cool and comfortable during even the most strenuous uphill climbs.

Take a hike on one of Prince George’s County’s many trails and you can enjoy the very best of the fall season right here, close to home.

Watkins Regional Park

If you have young kids, this is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. Watkins Regional Park has over 10 miles of scenic trails passing through wooded forests, along bubbling streams and around the perimeter of Beaver Pond. It’s also home to a nature center, seasonal mini golf, sports fields and a vibrant Wizard of Oz-themed playground.

Rosaryville State Park

Whether you're just looking for a great weekend hike or want to experience a piece of history, Rosaryville State Park is your ideal destination. This 982-acre day-use park is the site of the historic Mount Airy Mansion. To experience all the park has to offer, hit the Perimeter Trail, which winds through scenic woodlands, passes alongside the mansion and takes a stop at the scenic Tanager Overlook. For a shorter hike, hit the Grassland Bird Trail.

Anacostia Tributary Trail System

Choose this hike for a close and convenient way to escape the urban chaos of D.C. Making up a section of the national shore-to-shore American Discovery Trail, this trail network provides miles of interconnected trails along the tributaries of the Anacostia River. With opportunities for fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking and more, this trail system travels through a wide variety of landscapes, including woodlands, wetlands and open fields.

Cedarville State Forest

At over 3,500 acres, Cedarville State Forest is the ultimate hiking destination located on the border of Prince George’s and Charles counties. It’s 19.5 miles of marked trails wind through old-growth woodlands, rolling agricultural fields and a swamp that extends southward over 20 miles into Charles County. With primitive campsites available, this is where you can really test your nature skills.

Want to take a great fall hike even closer to home? Don’t forget that BeechTree has more than 3 miles of walking trails for you to explore!

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