Smallwood State Park


Smallwood State Park has two trails available to hikers. Our Generals Walk Trail is a loop that runs between our headquarters, the General's Retreat, and our campground. This trail features a variety of ecosystems including hardwood forests and tidal wetlands. This loop is nearly two miles long and includes several exit points if you are looking to shorten your hike.

While some portions of this trail are easy, the entire hike should be considered moderate due to the several inclines/declines. Our Birdwatchers/Bluebird Trail is a short leg that can be done as a loop from the Mattawoman Creek Art Center. This loop is about 3/4 of a mile, and is a flat easy hike. This trail leads through a wooded area and skirts the edge of a large meadow.

Park Trail Maps

Park maps are available from the park office.

A map of the trails at Smallwood 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