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Cross Island Trail

Admission Fee

Free General Admission - Call for Reservation Pricing


Cross Island Trail Map


  1. Benches
  2. Hiker/Biker Trail
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Water

We apologize for any inconvenience but a portion of the Cross Island Trail is closed until further notice.  Beginning at Chester Station Road to the Water Tower near the 4 Seasons Neighborhood.  Updated 08/14/2020
QAC Parks & Recreation is awaiting plans from the engineer to rebuild that portion of the trail.  Updated 10/14/20

Description: This tree-lined linear park offers a safe avenue for non-vehicular transportation. The trail is 6.5 miles long, spanning east to west from Terrapin Park to the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center at Kent Narrows, with future plans for expansion. The trail wanders through farmlands, meadows and woods accented with ornamental trees. Flanked by park benches, the trail crosses several creeks with wooden bridges, offering a spectacular view of waterfowl and wetlands. Portable toilets are available year round.

Directions: Accessible at various locations along the trail. From east to west off street parking is available at the Terrapin Nature Park, Old Love Point Park, Castle Marina Road, the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center and the public lots beneath the Kent Narrows US 50/301 Bridge. These lots are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.
Pets: Allowed on leash (doggie bags provided)
Fees: None