Gold Mine Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, MD that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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A good stroll in the woods for a weekend.
Nice and quiet trail through the woods. If you are first time there, get a trail map from the Visitor Center, and follow the trails.
Great trail and quiet
Fairly easy trail through the woods. No major hills or rocky areas. This can be combined with the Billy Goat Trail to make for a nice, though challenging, hike.
Lovely trail! A little hard to follow the trail signs. Lots of options for adding distance to your hike with additional side trails.
We extended our hike to 6.13 mikes by doing the gold mine spur then the gold mine loop, then doubling back to take the woodland trail to the Anglers Spur and finishing up b takingbthevtowpath back to lock 20. Very nice hike. Itvwas a new best for me during my trainibg forva solo thruhike of the C&O. New pack and 28.5 lbs.
I took the dogs and dogs are not allowed on the Billy Goat Trail portion of the hike which goes along the Potomac. It still was a very nice trail and we managed to get in 5 miles. The Overlook Trail is definitely a must to get some views of the Potomac below - particularly when there are not leaves on the trees. There tend to be a lot of people that visit this area.
Good trail with some good views of the falls. Did this one with the dog and he was fine. A few small off shoots on fingers worth wandering down to really enhance the view points.
Fun hiking. First 10 minutes up the mountain is moderate to hard. Probably moderate. After that flat loop. You'll see more deer than people. Some historical landmarks. Good way to spend an hour or so.
We did both the Gold Mine Loop and the Overlook Trail and it added some great views and climbs to the trail.