Fishing Trails

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Use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next fishing trail adventure.

Here you'll find long-distance trails in both remote regions of the West and in populated parts of the East and Midwest.

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Top Fishing Trails Near Me

Sligo Creek Trail

Maryland - 10.2 miles

Capital Crescent Trail

District of Columbia, Maryland - 12.7 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lake Artemesia Trail

Maryland - 1.35 miles

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

District of Columbia, Maryland - 184.5 miles
Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Mount Vernon Trail

Virginia - 18 miles
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Four Mile Run Trail

Virginia - 6.2 miles

Cross County Trail (VA)

Virginia - 40 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Savage Mill Trail

Maryland - 1.2 miles
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Holmes Run Trail

Virginia - 5.2 miles
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Patuxent Branch Trail

Maryland - 4.5 miles

Lake Accotink Trail

Virginia - 4.5 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park

Maryland - 2.5 miles

Gwynns Falls Trail

Maryland - 18.9 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Downs Park Trail

Maryland - 5 miles
Asphalt, Dirt

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

Maryland - 19.7 miles
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Pennsylvania - 27.4 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Helpful Information about Fishing Trails

If you're a believer in "Good things come to those who bait," fishing is the sport for you. Rail-trails make excellent fishing trails since many railroads were built to follow the existing path of rivers, canals, and towpaths, which served as important transportation routes for people and goods.

You can find detailed trail information and fishing trail maps on, but before you go, just be sure to check with your state's Department of Natural Resources to find out if a fishing license is required. Your local DNR will also be a good resource for learning what fish species are available in your region, what the best hotspots are, and data on water quality and clarity.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is another good resource, offering a searchable database of what fish are available in lakes and waterways across the country, fishing guidelines, a fishopedia, and many other resources.

Share proof of your catch by posting your pics to and submitting a review of your fishing trail. Other fishing enthusiasts are sure to appreciate your first-hand knowledge of the trail and its best fishing spots.

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