In order to reach the park's namesake, Calvert Cliffs, overlooking the sparkling Chesapeake Bay, park at the trailhead along MD State Routes 2/4. Hike-in approximately 2 miles on either the green or red trail. The trails create a loop, each traveling through several habitats. Most hikers plunge into the journey with their destination in mind. Relax and enjoy the trip into a coastal plain lush with beech, oak, sweet gum, poplar and maple. A surprise along the way is the wetland where an ear-piercing orchestra of frogs, mainly spring peppers and an occasional baritone bullfrog, entertain the seasonal visitor. Boardwalks ease the wet areas. Once you reach the cliffs, be aware of the restricted areas. The cliffs are over 15 millions of years old, comprised of soft sandstone that is constantly reshaped by wind and sea. The scavenger collects treasurers such as sharks teeth, whalebones, and an array of other maritime creatures. Fossil digging is prohibited. Picnic sites and shelters, fishing opportunities and restrooms are located at trailhead.
Directions: From Prince Frederick, MD, Take MD State Route 2 / 4 fourteen miles south to reach the park. Trailhead parking is clearly marked.
Elevation Gain: Minimal
- Be the first to Review
Calvert Cliffs State Park, Maryland
Review by Wildernet Copyright © 2010 Wildernet.com all rights reserved.
- Calvert Cliffs State Park, MD Hotel Prices Made Easy
Orbitz.com - Just Orbitz and go!
- Hotel Deals in Calvert Cliffs State Park, MD
Expedia.com - Don't just travel. Travel right!
- Book Now with Cheap Tickets and Save on Calvert Cliffs State Park, MD Hotels!
CheapTickets.com - Just click. You're there.
- Find the best rates for hotels in Calvert Cliffs State Park, MD
Kayak.com - Life's a trip.