Tree Walks

Carillon in Baker ParkFrederick City, MD

Discover Frederick’s diverse array of trees on walking tours.  

The Board has created several tree walks, both guided and self guided around Frederick County.  Guided walks are held on the Second Sunday at Baker Park or Hood College and on the Fourth Friday in the Gambrill Heights trail in Gambrill State Park.  

Self guided tree walks are at Baker Park, Hood College, and Mt. Olivet Cemetary.  Both Baker Park and Hood College tree walks are focused on trees, both native and non-native.  Mt. Olivet contains sections on the history of the Cemetary as well as many exceptional trees.  While we encourage those taking the walks to look at both, we also understand that everyone has different passions in their life.  All trees on the self guided walk are tagged with the type of tree and a QR code link to the details about the tree.

Guided tree walks

Self Guided Tree Walks

Second Sunday Tree Walk

Join us for a guided tour with the Frederick County Forestry Board and  learn how to identify common local trees and hear fun facts about each tree on the tour with the Board's expert guides.  We encourage you to ask questions and satisfy your curiosity about all our beautiful local trees.  

While you learn about our trees, please donate to our fundraiser. All donations to the Forestry Board are dedicated to continue sponsorship of Frederick County High School students’ participation in the annual Natural Resources Career Camp. 

Sunday November 12 - Hood College Guided Tree Tour

Please register here! 

Who: Open to the public - registration required

What:  A guided tour of our magnificent trees

When: 1:00-3:00 PM

Where: Meet at the Pergola in the Center of Campus

Private Party Guided Tours

The Forestry Board also offers private tree-walks for groups and class excursions to help raise funds. We have educational walks in the forest (Gambrill Heights) and in the city at Baker Park or Hood College. Please email if you'd like to schedule a walk.

Fourth Friday Forest Walk

The Frederick County Forestry Board offers guided tours along the Red Trail of Gambrill State Park, a public recreation area located on Catoctin Mountain near the city of Frederick.   

We invite you to join volunteers from the Forestry Board, as we explain differences between trees, ecosystems, forest succession, and answer your questions.

2024 dates:  3/22 (Canceled!), 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, and 12/27.