Susquehanna State Park contains over 15 miles of marked and maintained trails; ideal for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and nature lovers. The terrain varies throughout the river valley. The different trails have ratings ranging from easy to difficult. The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways Trail runs between the Conowingo Dam and Stafford Road at Deer Creek and is an excellent flat trail for family hike and bike outings. It is also handicapped accessible.
A new map of the trails at Susquehanna State Park can be downloaded for free from this website. Please make sure to read the printing instructions and information for how to download the file to cell phones. The map is in a PDF format that requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com. Trail maps are also located outside the Maintenance Complex office.
Horseback riding is open to the public and permitted on all trails in Susquehanna except for the historical walking (Purple) trail around the Carter-Archer Mansion which is a pedestrian only trail.
A mounting station and manure compost bin are located at the parking area at Susquehanna's maintenance complex. Please be courteous of other park users and remove all manure your horse has left in the parking area, and stow all equipment. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.
Parking and Directions for Horseback Riding
Parking for equestrian riding is located behind Susquehanna's Maintenance Complex at 4122 Wilkinson Road, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. At this location equestrians can directly access the Ivy Branch (orange) trail, then connect with the remaining trails.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)