Lower Magruder Trail From Damascus Recreational Park is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Damascus, MD that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a natural surface trail that connects the Magruder Branch Trail to the Upper Seneca Creek Trail. There is no parking area at Log House Road. This trail is best used as a connecter. You'll walk through second-growth forest and may see deer and squirrels.
I prefer walking on natural surface trails. I often hike this trail when I'm on the Magruder Branch Trail (which as paved) as a way to get a little dirt under my feet. It's pleasant, but far too short.