Hiking Along the Severn River

Published: January 13, 2023

If you enjoy hiking (or even walking) outside to take in the natural surroundings, here are some trails along the Severn River. None have any great elevation changes so you don’t have to be experienced. Most, if not all, of these trails are good for dogs so you can bring along your best buddy. Remember to scoop the poop as animal waste is a huge contributing factor to nitrogen in the waterways. Try something new and get out there today!


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!

Greenbury Point

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