Great hike with friends today. Did the West Morgan Loop which measured about 7.4 miles (slightly longer than advertised in the "60 Trails within 60 Miles" book. Lots of hills made it a great workout. Helpful to frequently check the Trails App to make sure of turns. Got feet wet at the Little Morgan Run crossing which added to the fun.
Super convenient location and great trail. Definitely NOT an easy trail because there's lots of climbing and descending that will test your endurance and drive!
Not a technical trail so it's great for everybody, but be ready to be pushed physically. Great views too!
A very enjoyable and rather easy hike even on this July summer day at noontime in 90+ degree heat. Most of the trail is in full sunlight. Only about 1/2 mile of it is in the shade. Do visit the visit center if you have the time and if it is open. Very knowledgeable staff. I learned a lot about serpentine rock/soil, chromite, and grassland ecology, and what made this place so unique not just in Maryland, but in the entire eastern seaboard.
Chawls B. on Soldiers Delight-Serpentine Trail
Nice trail. Ran the Choate Mine, Red Run and part of the Dolfield trail sections. Could not figure out how to continue the Dolfield Trail from the 1.3 point on this map, back to Choate Trail. Ended up out on Dolfield Rd and took that back to Deer Pk Rd. Brought home an unwanted guest...a tick of some kind!
The footing was very rough and the ground was soggy despite the fact that it hadn't rained for days. It was so buggy that I was running into flies and bees constantly. I definitely wouldn't recommend running here. The views were kind of nice, but not worth it.
Simple, clear, scenic hike. The trail ways really wide so it was easy to follow the trail. There were some walkways off the main trail that led to the water. Perfect place to set up our ENO hammock and look out into the water! Good place for jogging and riding a bike for sure.
Melanie C. on Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West-Mor...
I've only been here twice, both on weekdays. I like that it is quiet and not at all crowded. I imagine it picks up on the weekends, though. I do like the wide trail, it's easy to follow and there are some nice views of the woods and the water. I think there is a smaller trail, which I tried following but then lost it. My low rating is because of all the old rusted piping and trash that litters the trails, especially the smaller one. Sad that people treat what could be a scenic and pleasant trek this way. It's because of all the trash that I find this trail less enjoyable than others. I'll still come here because it close to where I live.