Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area

Trails for Hiking, Biking and Equestrian Riding

Natural Diversity sign at the Sassafras NRMAThe trail system at Sassafras is open to non-motorized trail users from Sunrise to Sunset. There are approximately 9 miles of trails that travel through a variety of terrain that includes old dirt roads, field edges and paths within the young forest. Visitors will also find additional trails at Turner’s Creek County Park. The trail systems interconnect near Turner's Creek Road. Trail users can enjoy several scenic vistas that provide views of the Sassafras River and long sloping hillsides of grain fields. A variety of wildlife species might surprise quiet hikers and riders as deer, rabbits, turkey and many songbirds travel on or across the same paths. Riders are asked to please take care and stay on the trails as the sloping hillsides are prone to erosion. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.

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