Hashawha Loop Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Hashawha Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.3 miles 426 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites !!

2 months ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

It's an okay hike but not well marked at all.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The trails are poorly marked. I would also rate as easy, not moderate. Nice place for a family gathering.

hiking
6 months ago

Good experience. Was planning on doing the 3.3 mile loop, however, some spots were overgrown and it was wet, so I decided to head back. Only did 1.7 miles, but there was a variety of different terrain and scenery. Very quiet, beautiful place. Will definitely visit again on a dry morning.

hiking
7 months ago

Always a favorite with my dog who lives the stream.

birding
7 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful and not at all busy. Great Fall walk.

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful Hike in the Winter with snow covered grounds.

2 years ago

2 years ago

Definitely a nice place to hike the scenery is great and the passages are good to take a jogging stroller if you want to take a little one with you. Bring food and water as it is a long hike. And it's definitely Fido friendly.

hiking
2 years ago

Very nice variety of scenery and habitats--plenty of wild life. A short walk from the nature center is the injured raptor aviary, where you can see some beautiful injured birds (bald eagle, hawks, owls when we were there).
As you get further out on the yellow trail, the markings get a little confusing and don't really seem to follow the map. It is very easy to end up on equestrian trails by accident and make it a longer hike. Fortunately, it is possible to get back to the park through a connector trail. If you make our mistake (you will know you messed up when you have to ford a stream) follow signs to stay on the Lower Trail (reddish colored markers, spanning from red-orange to fuschia). Eventually, you will come across a wooden post on the left with very faint writing that points you down a trail towards the stream. At the bottom of the hill there will be a wooden footbridge that leads you back to the green trail.

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Great place for solo or family hiking. Has a little bit of it all. From fire trails to some nice single track. There are lots of trails that connect to Hashawa trails. You can hike all the way to the Union Mills Homestead from the trails at Hashawa. :)