Hiking Along the Severn River
Published: January 13, 2023
Ellen Moyer Nature Park Trail
A quick little 1 mile out-and-back trail, this is an easy hike with minimal elevation change. Most of the trail is crushed oyster shell and there is a small parking lot. Great for walking a dog!
There are two trails, Nature Center (1.3 miles) and Tower Trail (2 miles) add them together and you get a nice 5k. Easy to walk and pet friendly. Lots of lookout points along the way, these trails can be muddy after recent rains.
Poet’s Nature Trail, Timberdoodle Trail, Bobwhite Trail, and Pipsissewa Trail
These four trails are all next to each other before getting to Greenbury point. Head toward the USNA Brigade Sports Complex and then choose your own adventure.
Valentine Creek Trail
A nice 2.4 mile walk in the Crownsville area, part of this trail goes through the Severn Run Natural Area.
Sewell Spring Branch Trail/ Indian Head Landing Road
Another trail located in the Severn Run Natural Environment Area (there are multiple section!) is the Sewell Spring Branch Trail hike. This trail runs along the head of the Severn River. The Indian Head Landing Road Trailhead is located on Indian Landing Road before Arlington Echo. There isn’t any parking, but there is an amphitheater and a couple benches for resting. A second trailhead is located off Veterans Highway, 39.07799235180078, -76.62629488344926