Pocomoke River State Park is home to a growing trail network. Trails in the park are great for both a short hike or just getting around during your camping visit. Terrain is generally flat and easy to traverse. Visitors looking for a longer trail experience or equestrian and bike friendly offerings should look no further than the neighboring Pocomoke State Forest. For more information about recreational opportunities in the Pocomoke State Forest visit their website
The Shad Landing Area of Pocomoke River State Park features nearly 3 miles of trails. These trails are marked by color and best accessed by parking at the Nature Center. The Trail of Change is a legacy trail at the north end of the park. This 0.75 mile trail is best accessed from the marina parking lot and should be done in footwear you don't mind getting dirty or wet. The Trail of Change demonstrates changes in plant life and water levels, changes that occur over time and changes created by man. With the exception of the Trail of Change, trails at the Shad Landing Area are bike friendly.
The Milburn Landing Area of Pocomoke River State Park features about 1.5 miles of trail and access to trails in the Pocomoke State Forest via interior trail heads. The Bald Cypress Nature Trail is accessible from the boat launch area parking lot and treks through swamp and upland, allowing exploration of various tree species common to the area. Be sure to stop and check out the interpretive wayside signage describing local vegetation. The Bald Cypress Nature Trail is permitted for hiking on foot only.
The Mattaponi Ponds Camping Area is located in the Pocomoke State Forest and features several backcountry campsites cooperatively managed by Pocomoke River State Park. A small parking lot along Blades Road offers easy access to the 8.5 mile multi-use Hudson-Tarr Mountain Bike Trails and river access via the Mattaponi Soft Launch. For an overnight or multi-day experience at Mattaponi Ponds Camping Area, contact Pocomoke River State Park directly at 410-632-2566 to make a backcountry campsite reservation.