Self-Guided Opportunities
Location Herrington Manor State Park Hiking Trails
Herrington Manor State Park, 301-334-9180
Garrett County
Trail Access Red and Blue trails can be accessed at the concession stand by Herrington Manor Lake or by the boat ramp.
The Green trail is accessed behind the backstop at the ballfield near the tennis courts.
The Yellow trail is accessed from the green trail, behind the office or from the road to the concession stand.
Distance Blue Trail: 2.4 miles
Red Trail: 1.6 miles
Yellow Trail: 1.6 miles
Green Trail: .9 mile
Time 5 to 6 hours
Trail Mostly grassy, varied terrain
Moderate hills
Skill Level Beginner to intermediate
Suitable For Families? Yes
Hazards/Restrictions None
Potable Water None
Natural Features Hardwood forests, confierous forests, several wetland areas
Wildlife includes deer, wild turkey and black bear
Historic/Cultural Features Foundation of the original Manor House and graveyard, both accessible from the yellow trail
Camping Swallow Falls State Park, 1-888-432-2267
Potomac-Garrett State Forest offers primitive campsites, 301-334-2038
Other Points of Interest 9 miles of mountain biking trails designated with florescent green blazes in Potomac-Garrett State Forest
5.5 mile trail, one way, between Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks
Four falls in Swallow Falls State Park
Watchable wildlife areas in Potomac-Garrett State Forest
Other Accommodations Area hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts
Fees or Permits Camping service charge
Day use charges Memorial Day through Labor Day
Description Trails are grass covered and broad. Terrain varies with some hill climbing and several areas are soft during wet spells.

Resources Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
  • Small first aid kit
  • Water and a snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Adequate footwear
  • Compass
  • Rainwear