Trails

Prince Georges County has 165 miles of trail in our park system. Our trail network includes:

  • Paved multi-use trails for walking, biking, running, skating, routine transportation, daily exercise and weekend recreation (85 miles)
  • Natural surface trails for hiking, loving nature, mountain biking and horseback riding (47 miles)
  • Loop trails in neighborhood parks for walking, jogging, staying healthy and fit, and learning to ride a bike (33 miles, mostly paved)
  • Water trails along the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers for canoeing and kayaking.

Our trails traverse many settings. Urban and suburban greenways run through our stream valley parklands, rails-to-trails conversions follow the old trolley lines, and a mixed assortment of trails have been built in our regional parks and conservation lands.

Prince Georges park trails are great for family outings, hanging with friends, bird watching, getting access to fishing holes, exploring forests and wetlands, connecting to our history and decompressing from urban life.

Photo of a bridge in the middle of a trail

Trail Hours and Operations

  • Paved trails are open from dawn to dusk for pedestrians and recreational uses, unless lighting is provided and extended hours are posted.
  • For cyclists, who have a headlamp and are just passing through, new rules allow access on all paved trails from 5 am to midnight.
  • Natural surface trails are open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.
  • The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail is policed by local police in Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, and College Park.
  • Trails are not plowed or maintained for safe passage under snow and icy conditions.

Trail List

  1. TrailSurface Type
    Trail Maps
    Anacostia Stream Valley Trail
    5240 Paint Branch Parkway,
    College Park, MD 20740
    Paved
    PDF
    Cosca Regional Park Hiking and
    Mountain Biking Trail

    11000 Thrift Road,
    Clinton MD, 20735 
    Natural Surface and Paved
    PDF
    Fairland Regional Park
    13950 Old Gunpowder Road,
     Laurel, MD 20707

    Natural Surface and Paved
    JPG
    Governor Bridge Natural Area Trail
    7600 Governor Bridge Road,
    Bowie, MD 20716
    Natural Surface and Paved
    PDF 
    Henson Creek Trail
    Oxon Hill Road,
    Fort Washington, MD 20744 
    Paved
    PDF
    Jug Bay Natural Area Trail
    16000 Croom Airport Road,
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    NaturalPDF
    Patuxent Water Trail
    16000 Croom Airport Road,
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 
    WaterPDF
    Suitland Bog Natural Area Trail
    5904 Suitland Road,
    Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746 
    NaturalPDF
    Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail
    Route 450, Glenn Dale, MD 20769 
    PavedPDF
    Watkins Regional Park Trail
    301 Watkins Park Drive
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 
    Natural Surface and PavedPDF
    Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail
    Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge
    Fort Washington, MD 20744 
    PavedPDF


  1. Etiquette on the Trail
  2. Tips to Stay Safe

Etiquette on the Trail

  • Be courteous to other trail users.
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Stay to the right; pass on the left.
  • When on roadways, remember to ride with traffic, but walk and run against traffic.
  • Bicyclists should ride at speeds that are safe for current conditions: generally 10-15 miles per hour.
  • Bicyclists stopping along the trail, should move off the pavement to avoid accidents and blocking the path for other users.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists traveling two-abreast must yield to on-coming and overtaking traffic.
  • When approaching or overtaking pedestrians, give courteous but audible, advance warning using voice, bell or horn to avoid startling.
  • With the exception of motorized wheelchairs, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail.
  • Pets should be kept on a short leash, and people must clean up after their pets.
  • Horses should be kept on the grass shoulder, when possible.