Question: What’s the biggest state park / hiking trail in or around Maryland?
All of the hiking trails and parks I know of are very small and close to busy roads. Doesn’t really feel like nature. Where can I go that would actually remove me somewhat from civilization?
Answer by ALL
I was following your question for a couple days in hopes of getting info myself. Since no one answered so far, I just say I know of a couple nice places but I’m not sure if they’re big enough for you.
1. Oregon Ridge in Hunt Valley, MD. Nice with hills.
2. McKeldin area in Marriottsville , MD
Both the above are good for 1-2 hour hikes (maybe 3-5 miles depending on how many side trails you take)
3. If these aren’t big enough, you can head on out to the Catoctin Mountain Park. There are many miles of trails out there.
Question: What is the best hiking trail in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park? Also any must hike trails in North shore?
Going camping to split rock lighthouse state park with a friend of mine. Looking to do some hiking. Any trails anyone can recommend in the park or in the area? We are looking for 1-4 hr hikes. Thanks.
Answer by Amused Observer
Attached is the website that has a map of the area. There are some hiking trails on the map.
Question: Where can I go tent camping in Minnesota withouth bothering with the State Parks and/or reserved camp grounds?
Any ideas? A couple friends and I would like to go camping no further than 3-4 hours away from the Twin Cities without bothering with State Park nonsense, etc… Is this possible? Any stories good or bad? We’re planning on next weekend (2nd wknd October) and we’ll be bringing everything we need, and are prepared to rough it in a beautiful setting. Thanks ahead of time!
Answer by outdoors.guy54
Have never camped in Minnesota but check into “dispersed camping” in their state forests.
Question: Where can I go tent camping in Wisconsin without bothering with the State Parks and/or reserved camp grounds?
Any ideas? A couple friends and I would like to go camping no further than 4-5 hours away from Chicago without bothering with State Park nonsense, etc… Is this possible? Any stories good or bad? We’re planning on next weekend and we’ll be bringing everything we need, and are prepared to rough it in a beautiful setting. Thanks ahead of time!
Answer by Searching Bear
Any National Forest near you will allow primitive camping, for free, unless otherwise posted. Maintained campgrounds, even in these forests, may charge a fee…they are providing water, waste disposal, etc. and can’t do that for free. There is one forest in Wisconsin, and another in Illinois…I don’t know enough about their location, relative to where you live, to know which would be the closer.