Gold Mine Loop Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Gold Mine Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.3 miles 419 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Redwood Tower, 9th Floor, 217 E. Redwood Street , Baltimore, MD, 21202, Phone: 410-767-3400, Fax: 410-333-6643

hiking
5 days ago

Makes for a better trail run than a hike, but was with the family. I will definitely return to do a trail run.

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5 months ago

A good stroll in the woods for a weekend.

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11 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail and quiet

hiking
1 year ago

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.

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1 year ago

Lovely trail! A little hard to follow the trail signs. Lots of options for adding distance to your hike with additional side trails.

1 year ago

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.