Start this hike at the Visitor Center where you can see a short demonstration of what the battle was all about. Pick up some brochures. There are four trails can be reached by car. Proceed out of the visitor center lot. Turn left, cross the river, and then right onto Araby Church Road. Turn right onto Baker Valley Road. Parking for the Thomas Farm trail is on the right. Proceed on Baker Valley Road. Turn right immediately after passing under Interstate 270. Proceed to the parking area within sight of the Worthington House. From here you can walk the Ford Loop and Brooks Hill Loop trails. Pick (from [www.localhikes.com](http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/MonocacyBattlefield_8872.asp).