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August 20, 2011 7:30 AM Subscribe
What are the best "hidden gems" for hiking around DC/Maryland?
posted by drlith to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to expand my range of hiking options. I'm particularly interested in lesser-known hiking locales with low volumes of traffic.
As an example, I love the Fran Uhler Natural Area over in Bowie and used to go there often when I lived in PG county. I may have encountered another human being once or twice in probably 30 hours of hiking there. Sugarloaf or Great Falls are the exact opposite of what I'm looking for.
Recommendations for Wildlife Management Areas or similar would be great (and yes, I'm aware of hunting season issues...). Trails don't necessarily need to be well-maintained or well mapped/signed. The only restriction is that it must allow leashed dogs.
We're currently located in downcounty Montgomery County and prefer to keep it within an hour's drive.