Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West-Morgan Runs Trails

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Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West-Morgan Runs Trails is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Reisterstown, MD that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.4 miles 1253 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

horseback riding

lake

river

views

wildlife

bugs

over grown

1 day ago

Nice walk. Red fox, deer, lots of beaver signs. I am fussy, too near civilization!

hiking
25 days ago

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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

The beginning there were lots of falling down trees but after that it was a fun trail

2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice trail I had the pleasure of seeing two deer nice
A little hot but all an all great day in the woods

mountain biking
3 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty but full of trash from those who had been fishing.

trail running
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

11 months ago

1 year ago

good trail but had damage due to recent rains. pretty well marked trails with great views of reservoir.

1 year ago

Good hike. The trail was damaged pretty bad in some areas because of all the rain we've had but a good hike with the right amount of hills to make it a good workout. Pup friendly and relatively easy.

hiking
1 year ago

I'm not sure how the loop was supposed to work, but I followed the red-blazed trail in and out, and had no problems. It's a big, wide trail, and when there were intersections, there was always a red blaze within sight. The distance seemed close to the proposed 6.7 miles. (I think I took around 14,000-15,000 steps, which is about right for that distance). A little bit of up and down, but nothing strenuous. Also has pleasant views along the reservoir.

hiking
1 year ago

Loved the fact that it was challenging...However, the trails aren't well marked at all. I followed a blue trail on the way back & it went into an area that had "Private" spray painted down a tree. Easy to get lost. Lucky GPS was working on RunKeeper so it was challenging but doable to get back to the trails.
I took the entrance near Cherry Tree Hills & ended up trekking near the reservoir itself instead of following the trail b/c the trail wasn't really marked. After wearing myself out near the reservoir b/c it wasn't at all well traveled, I trekked north hoping to find the trail that shifted & after a short time I found it again. Not too terribly difficult but challenging.

hiking
1 year ago

Just did it today, except it aint no 6.7 miles....(unless I took a wrong side trail, which my guess is I did!)....first leg up to the power lines was for cupcakes, the second half was a LOT more challenging and if you don't have good directions you could easily lose your way, here is a great reference: http://www.midatlantichikes.com/morganrun.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail and lots of fun. There are plenty of off shoots that aren't labeled, I just brought my phone with this app to follow when there was a fork in the road. Great day with the dogs hiking and geocaching, I plan on returning for a trail run.

trail running
2 years ago

This is a great trail for a challenging run for the intermediate runner, but can absolutely be enjoyed by all levels. The trail isn't well marked, so plan ahead by printing or copying down your own. It is never wise to venture unknown trails without a map. Loved the hills, not too technical, and the dogs loved the water breaks. This isn't a pristine trail: not recommended if you're looking for something stroller-friendly or leisurely. Going to take a bike out sometime, too for a good ride.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is awful. I was excited to give it a try despite the other negative reviews but I should have listened. The trails are not maintained at all, every two minutes my husband and I walked into a huge spider web and got stuck by thorns. We hike on almost a daily basis and have not experienced anything as bad as this. If this was cleaned up it would be a nice trail. Don't waste your time.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is AWFUL!!! It is not marked and there is no way of knowing which way to go once your on the trail. There are several branches off the trail and since nothing is marked you have no idea which way to go.
One section of the trail is so completely infested with fire ants that you almost have to run so they can not climb onto your shoes and climb up your legs. My 10 yr old daughter had several ants get on her legs and bite her.
We will never go back here again. We hiked 2 hours in and ended at a massive ant hill that covered the whole trail. It was either go over the ant hill or go into the over growth vegetation. We decided to do neither. Awful hiking exerperience for my daughters