Trails are open during daylight hours.
In particular severe weather associated with summer thunderstorms presents a safety hazard due to power lines along the pathways. The trails are not cleared of snow in the winter and may be icy.
There are no entrance or parking fees for any Anne Arundel County Trail. Some programs sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks and/or the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails may have costs and user fees associated with participation.
We should all be reminded that crime could happen anywhere, including our trails and parks. It is therefore wise to make special efforts to protect ourselves, discourage crime and manage unexpected accidents. If possible carry a cell-phone. Tell someone where you are going and when you will return, better still exercise with a buddy. Choose a safe time and place to exercise, and exercise in a populated area. Be aware that with tall trees along both sides trails become dark quickly and officially close at dusk. Trails are not lighted at night and individuals found on the trails after dark can be charged with trespassing. Keep fully alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t use headphones or other devices which diminish your ability to hear. Immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity. Telephone 911 for emergencies or situations in progress and those occurring after park hours. Report other concerns to Rangers or other personnel on the trail or the Ranger Station on Earleigh Heights Road.
Guidelines, rules and regulations for special events for non-profit organizations. Applications must be received at least 60 days in advance of the requested date for an event.
Special Events Guidelines and Application
Anne Arundel County Trails intersects with national trails such as the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail. Trail visitors can enjoy a trip on the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail, Broadneck Peninsula Trail, the BWI Trail that circles Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Linthicum, South Shore Trail or the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) trail in west Anne Arundel County.