Harford County’s 10 Best Hikes

Harford County’s top 10 trails to Hike this Spring

By: Dan Fischbach 

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get outside! Harford County is home to some gorgeous and unique hiking trails. Here is our  top 10 list of the best. 

Sign for M and P dog parkMa and Pa Trailentrance to ma and pa trail

Locations: 702 Tollgate Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Distance: Varies from 1.9 miles to 1.4 miles at  several locations



  • Annie’s Playground
  • Fishing Pond,
  • Dog Park,
  • Equestrian Center overlook
  • Fitness Park


Jerusalem Milljerusalem mill

Location: 2813 Jerusalem Road Kingsville, MD 21087

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Distance: 4.2 Miles from Little gunpowder trail to Jerusalem Mill trail


  • Historic Mill
  • Re-enactments
  • Historic Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Live Music events, covered bridge
  • Historic Village. 


Gunpowder Falls Little Gunpowder Trail bluebells fungi growing on fallen tree

Location: Guyton Road near the intersection with Bottom Road in Fallston

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 1.7 Mile loop


  • Good for Biking


waterfallKilgore Falls at Rocks State Park

Locations: Falling Branch Area 1026 Falling Branch Road, Pylesville, MD 21132.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate 

Distance: 1/2 Mile 

Attractions: 17-foot high Kilgore Falls, which is Maryland’s second highest vertical drop waterfall. 



Anita  C. Light Estuary Center

Location: 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Distance: 2 Miles


  • Public Education Programs- sunset canoe trips, blooming marsh kayak trips, Critter Cruise pontoon boat ride
  • Visitor Center’s hands-on exhibits to learn about Chesapeake Bay ecology
  • Hiking Trails


Tydings Park and Promenade

light houseLocation: Commerce Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3/4 mile


  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Gazebo
  • Museum/ Light House
  • Nature Trail
  • Picnic Areas/Grills
  • Pier
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court
  • Walking Track

Mariner Point Parkpaved walking trail

Location:100 Kearney Dr, Joppa, MD 21085

Difficulty: Easy

Distance:  1 mile


•Bike Trail

Boat Launch

  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Paved Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pier
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Water Front


Susquehannah State park Susquehannah Ridge Trail

bald eagles in treeLocation: 4122 Wilkinson Road Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Difficulty:  Difficult

Distance: 3 Miles


  • Beautiful Views of the River 
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • rock Run Historic Area


Eden Mill 

Location: 617 Eden Mill Road  Pylesville, MD 21132 

Difficulty: Varies by Trail

Distance: Varies by trail


  • Nature Center
  • 9 trails
  • Willdlife
  • Historic Grist Mill


About Dan: Baltimore County native, Daniel Fischbach, has many years of sales experience. He spent the last seven years working as a Verizon sales associate and team leader. He also has experience working with Nu Look Home Design as a salesperson, helping families update their home exteriors. He is a licensed realtor and is a member of the Harford County Association of Realtors. Daniel strives to create a personal experience for every client he works with.

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