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Shed calories by hiking Baltimore's local hiking trails

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This summer find yourself in tune with nature and the scenic views around Baltimore’s local hiking trails.

Hiking offers endless opportunities to lose weight and have fun at the same time exploring your destination up and downhill through dirt and grassy roads.

This physical activity is accessible and affordable. Just imagine hiking a 5-mile trail and shedding several calories from walking, jogging or biking through steep hills, flats and mountains.

It’s an easy activity that requires not much equipment. Enjoy the great outdoor ambiance with family or friends and be prepared for the stormy or hot weather conditions.

Lock Raven Reservoir in Towson, Maryland has a nice scenic view and a short drive. With 15 miles of trail hiking the Susquehanna Hiking Trail is the perfect spot for beginners to advanced hikers to escape in the wilderness.

Some other popular spots in Maryland have miles of trails for hiking and backpacking like Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicott, City, Maryland, which has over 170 miles of trails.

Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland, will have you lusting for more with its steep hills and grassy trails. Gwynn Falls Trail is an asphalt trail filled with great scenery.

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