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Equestrian Trails

  • Kings Landing Park The equestrian facility includes a 150 x 300 riding ring, judge's stand, restrooms, and water hydrants. Trails meander around the meadows and through the woods. Groups may have reservations for use of these facilities. It is suggested that equine enthusiasts call ahead to check on availability.
  • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm The trails along the old fields, meadows, and forest edge transport riders back in time to when Calvert County was predominately farm fields and forests. The site provides parking for several trailers and approximately 90 minutes of ride time. Access is restricted. Users must get a free permit and provide a current negative Coggins report for each horse
  • Smoky Road, Huntingtown The State managed section of the Kings Landing Management Area has ample parking for trailers at the trail head of an extensive trail system within the forests and along fields. The site does allow hunting, so please check the kiosk at the parking area for hunting information.

Hiking Trails
Each of the Natural Resources parks have hiking trails offering a diversity of hiking experiences.
  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary An elevated boardwalk traverses through the bald cypress swamp provides hikers with easy access to this rare habitat.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park A short half mile walk leads to the beach, while longer trails take hikers along the ponds and into the forests. A boardwalk leads to the Chesapeake Bay fishing pier.
  • Kings Landing Park Several miles of trails wander through the woods and around the meadows. A short walk leads to the Patuxent River for fishing or launching canoes and kayaks.
  • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm The trails along the meadows provides several miles of hiking opportunities. In 2013, the park will have increased public access. Additional trail systems will be developed as the Master Plan is implemented.

Water Trails
Calvert County is bordered by both the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. The Natural Resources Division provides access points for both hand carried and trailer boats. Visit the Water Access page for additional information.
Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
Smoky Road Equestrian Trail Head
Woodland Trails for hikers
Flag Ponds Nature Park
Hughes Tree Farm
Calvert Cliffs 

Contact Us

Karyn Molines
Division Chief

Michael Rawlings
Office Assistant

Jerry King

Reservations and Information
Ph: 410-535-5327
Fx: 410-414-3473
Equestrian Access. Starting in 2013, each horse owner must obtain a free permit.
Fill out the online form for an equestrian permit.

Mailing Address
Calvert County Natural Resources Division
c/o Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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