Miles of hiking trails

Stop in at the Visitor Center (round building to the left of the parking lot) to pick up a trail map and start your journey. There is no admission fee to explore the property, but donations are appreciated to help us maintain our trails.

Walk around our ponds, see and hear native wildlife, and take in beautiful views from observation decks and blinds on each trail!

Each Trail has a webpage with descriptions and photos

QR codes are posted on signs. Use a BarCode Scanner App while you are hiking, and you will be able to link directly to the below pages for more information and photographs that may help you to find your way on our 510 acre campus.

Beach Trail


Fox Pass (not necessarily open right now)

Hummock Loop

Lake Trail

Marshy Creek Trail

Owl Alley


Piney Point

South Meadow Trail

Tiny Things Tour (nature hike concentrating on microbial life)

Visitors Center

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Scheduled Guided Hikes

Join us for a guided hike on CBEC’s 510 acre peninsula for this unique opportunity to discover some of the natural features and treasures found on our property. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, Tree Identification, Resident Raptors and many other topics.  Most hikes will experience walking a 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula.  Many hikes will have a rest stop with restroom accessibility.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.  See the upcoming 2018 schedule to find a topic of interest for you.  Check back for udpates on hikes that do not list a topic yet!

Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip.

Did you know Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) offered guided hikes? We stopped by CBEC and got the details. You can more about the hikes or sign up for a hike at

Posted by Queen Anne's County Television - QACTV on Tuesday, March 14, 2017