Trails

Photo of a bridge in the middle of a trail

Welcome to the Trails of Prince George’s County!

Prince George’s County has 165 miles of trail in our park system. Our trail network includes:

  • Paved multi-use trails for walking, biking, running, skating, routine transportation, daily exercise and weekend recreation (85 miles)
  • Natural surface trails for hiking, loving nature, mountain biking and horseback riding (47 miles)
  • Loop trails in neighborhood parks for walking, jogging, staying healthy and fit, and learning to ride a bike (33 miles, mostly paved)
  • Water trails along the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers for canoeing and kayaking.

Our trails traverse many settings. Urban and suburban greenways run through our stream valley parklands, rails-to-trails conversions follow the old trolley lines, and a mixed assortment of trails have been built in our regional parks and conservation lands.

Prince George’s park trails are great for family outings, hanging with friends, bird watching, getting access to fishing holes, exploring forests and wetlands, connecting to our history and decompressing from urban life.

Trail Hours and Operations

  • Paved trails are open from dawn to dusk for pedestrians and recreational uses, unless lighting is provided and extended hours are posted.
  • For cyclists, who have a headlamp and are just passing through, new rules allow access on all paved trails from 5 am to midnight.
  • Natural surface trails are open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.
  • The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail is policed by local police in Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, and College Park.
  • Trails are not plowed or maintained for safe passage under snow and icy conditions.
  1. Etiquette on the Trail
  2. Tips to Stay Safe

Etiquette on the Trail

  • Be courteous to other trail users.
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Stay to the right; pass on the left.
  • When on roadways, remember to ride with traffic, but walk and run against traffic.
  • Bicyclists should ride at speeds that are safe for current conditions: generally 10-15 miles per hour.
  • Bicyclists stopping along the trail, should move off the pavement to avoid accidents and blocking the path for other users.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists traveling two-abreast must yield to on-coming and overtaking traffic.
  • When approaching or overtaking pedestrians, give courteous but audible, advance warning using voice, bell or horn to avoid startling.
  • With the exception of motorized wheelchairs, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail.
  • Pets should be kept on a short leash, and people must clean up after their pets.
  • Horses should be kept on the grass shoulder, when possible.