Rosaryville State Park Trails

There are over 16 miles of trails for hiking, biking and equestrians at Rosaryville State Park. The park is open for day-use from 8 a.m. - sunset daily. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Park visitors are encouraged to plan ahead, so that they are off trail and out of the park by sunset.

Agriculture Heritage Trail- 1.5 miles

The Agriculture Heritage Trail is a unique trail, as it combines both history and nature in one. It is an easy, down-and-back trail that alternates between following the road and following paths through the landscape. Along the edges of the park, you may notice old barns, silos, and other remnants of farm-life. The Agriculture Heritage Trail displays a few interpretive panels, explaining some of the history behind this notable park. You will find the trailhead for the Agriculture Heritage Trail by the old Tobacco Barn.

​Perimeter Trail- 9.75 miles

The Perimeter Trail is our most popular loop-trail. It is single-track and of moderate difficulty, with ample changes in elevation. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. There is an extensive network of social trails that crisscross throughout the park, however, park visitors are strongly encouraged to stay on the designated trail as it is easy to become disoriented. You will find the trailhead for the Perimeter Trail within the Fred Eskew Recreation Area.

Tilly Trail- 3 mile

The Tilly Trail is a popular loop-trail that is accessible via the Perimeter Trail. It is a great option to have if you would like to shorten or lengthen your adventure along the Perimeter Trail.

Fred Eskew

The Fred Eskew Recreation Area is named after the visionary who worked to preserve this beautiful landscape in the quickly developing area. Fred Eskew dedicated 25 years to recreation and land preservation in Maryland. Mr. Eskew was ultimately appointed as the Director of Program Open Space (POS), Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Governor’s State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officer. On April 12, 2012, DNR dedicated this area to Mr. Eskew and installed a bronze memorial plaque in his honor.