Trails Are Open Daily
No hunting until 2021-2022 deer season begins (early September - date tbd).
11/19/2020 NOTICE: The Red Trail is closed until further notice due to select logging operations.
Upcoming Trail Work Days (9AM - Noon)
Free coffee, OJ, bagels, doughnuts and fruit before the work begins.
Parking available on Hampton Valley Road at Rainbow Lake.
Dress for the weather and for the work.
Trail work will consist of light trimming, glamorous leaf raking, tread refinement and modest rock work.
Tools will be provided.
Need More Info?
Please contact Commissioner Tim O’Donnell
WE HAVE GREAT TRAILS BECAUSE OF OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!
Emmitsburg Trails, Let the fun begin!!
The Emmitsburg Multi-User Trail features thirteen miles of professionally designed and constructed natural surface trails. The trail network, situated on Town owned property near Rainbow Lake, is comprised of three challenging loops which are suitable for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. An additional trail crosses the heavily wooded College Mountain, connecting the mountain trails with Annandale Road.
Trails are multi-directional and multi-use, so please be alert, courteous, and follow the rules of the trail. Parking is limited at Rainbow Lake, so try to carpool when you can.
Additionally, during hunting season, the trails are only open on Sundays. For specifics on Maryland's hunting season, check out Maryland DNR's excellent Hunters' Guide.
Road Riding Options:
Peaceful, picturesque scenery, low traffic counts and well appointed rest stops make the road riding here unique. Start early and ride to the battlefield at Gettysburg or conquer the mountain and complete a challenging Emmitsburg/Frederick City Loop. Just be home for dinner. Emmitsburg provides a variety of dining options with bike safe parking.
After a day riding, make an early evening visit to the Emmitsburg Community Pool, visit the walking trails in Community Park or stroll on Main Street. Finish the day at one of our local restaurants or pubs before bed. If you want to ride and enjoy small town hospitality, visit Emmitsburg, MD.
Charity Rides Welcome:
Our parks are well suited for fundraising rest stops fundraising rest stops. Sheltered pavilions, indoor restrooms and ample parking provide great support sites.
For more information contact:
Emmitsburg Town Commissioner
The Vans Warped Tour recently came by and did some great work on our Multi-User trail!
Check it out!