Hike the Red Trail, Calvert Cliffs SP

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Distance

3.6 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Kristen May

This is a beautiful hike in Calvert County Maryland with both lush forest lands and sandy shores that is perfect for all skill levels.

Starting in the parking lot you will follow the Red Trail for 1.3 miles until you reach the cliffs that give this park its name. The trail to the cliffs is both easy to follow and gorgeous at every turn. This is a fairly flat trail and is perfect for all skill levels as well as dog-friendly. Once at the sandy beach be sure to look through the sand for shark's teeth as they are easily found here. Once you are finished at the beach follow the same trail back to the parking lot for a total of 3.6 miles round trip.

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Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Forest
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Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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Fun for the family

Best to visit this park when it's dry. The 1.8 mile hike to the water can get a bit muddy otherwise!

Shark Teeth

I did the Red trail a short 1.8 one way to the beach where you can search for fossils and shark teeth! You won’t be disappointed!

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over 3 years ago

Beautiful hike through swamps and forests

It's a beautiful, well-maintained trail which will take you straight to the beach!

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over 4 years ago

Awesome!

This is such a fun place. I'd also recommend a sifter if you want to look for fossils (although there are often some there).

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4.8/5

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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