Looking for a great trail in Lake Roland Park, Maryland? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Lake Roland Park ranging from 0.6 to 4.4 miles and from 239 to 472 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


nature trips

23 days ago

Its an easy hike. The water didnt seem to be very clean, but a great place for a small hike and also there is a kids park(tiny one).

1 month ago

Approachability to the lake is limited and the trail proceeds through a quasi-private gated community. There are shops, stores, and markets in a shopping plaza directly across the street from the trail to accommodate residents of the gated community. Road biking is listed but I wouldn’t recommend road bike traffic — you are literally walking/hiking on a sidewalk. There is shopping traffic and residential traffic, and the roads through the community are fairly narrow. This particular trail progresses through an area that I don’t think was designed for road bike traffic. I’m just sayin’... Anyway I was able to do a 4-mile walk on this trail to decompress and recover from a trail run, and the walk was pleasant. Completed: July 15, 2019

Easy but busy trail. Two streams for dogs

2 months ago

Did the paved walkway with the family. Nice views of the lake and a very nice playground for the kids. We’ll definitely be back!

Absolutely beautiful. Watched a red fox cross the stream over a down tree. Simply amazing!

Cool trail but there are TONS of people. The directions take you to an entrance where there's barely any parking. You have to park at an MTA station that you pass in the way in which worked out well. Going in this way you have to walk through a park before you get to the trail. I don't know if that's the same at the other entrance. I went in a Saturday but I would recommend trying to go during the week when it's less crowded if possible.

If you follow directions to the trail do not park on the side of the road. I dont remember seeing any no parking signs, but I recieved a parking violation

Took the Red Trail from Falls road entrance (side of road parking). Nice overall flat hike, 2 miles to the Nature Center/dam. Few but not many areas to walk down close to the lake. Walked across light rail tracks to the park. I would recommend this easy trail.

One of the best trails in the Baltimore area; you’ll feel further away from the hustle and bustle than you’d expect! The trail art is totally cool and much appreciated. Very good for a relaxed walk though often damp/muddy. Mostly flat with one incline at the end to get to the park area. There are nice open spots to picnic or chill and a really good dog park. Parking at the trail head is limited but it always works out.

Really pretty, definitely want to go all the way down to the dam/nature center. Very muddy though, be prepared for that

7 months ago

so we didn't do the whole thing S we got to a sign saying no trespassing about half way through. Since it was a big sign right at the gate figured we better turn around. however it is a very easy trail, so if your looking for something super quick than you might like this one. It was good for our puppy since it was her first time out, our more seasoned dog, well she was bored, lol.

trail running
9 months ago

I love this series of trails. There are a bunch of branch points and it is very close to Baltimore where I live so I can easily be out in nature in no time at all. I trail run here. The main (red trail) is pretty wide and flat. The blue trail is flat, but narrow and goes along the river. It is my favorite as I see a lot of birds, deer, foxes along this trail. The yellow, green, and orange trails are rockier with more tree roots and have a bit of elevation change. All of the trails go through mature forest so they are shady in the summer. Almost all of the trails get muddy so be prepared if has rained recently. I don’t mind it personally, but some may.

9 months ago

Nice walk and views of the lake. The lake is the deepest lake in Maryland 340 feet deep and the bottom is 50 feet below sea level.

Great terrain! A little muddy this time out, but great experience over all.

lots of wildlife!

A safe and easy location to get in a great walk in a scenic yet public location. Several places to eat and drink as well

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Nice wooded trail around Lake Roland. Mostly flat with options for more hilly treks.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

very nice trail. the main trail is wide and smooth so you can walk it in tennis shoes. However the side trails can be rocky & root and you should probably have hiking boots on. Alltrails shows the TH in a bad spot with very little parking right alongside a busy road. the other end of the trail is near the dam and has a nice parking lot. in the future I will park at the other end of the trail. I consider this trail as easy not moderate...not much of an elevation change and no difficult areas.

rock climbing
Saturday, July 07, 2018

Great rocks for climbing.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

This is a trail around an old quarry that runs through a community. Mostly along traffic roads, on sidewalks. Views are limited by the trail running behind condos that sit on the lake. There is a shopping center for Starbucks if that’s your thing...

trail running
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Beautiful old growth forest. Doesn’t drain well. Very scenic. You can piece together the various trails for 10-12 miles or just do an out and back at 4-5 miles. Plenty of parking at light rail station.

trail running
Friday, May 18, 2018

It’s been raining all week and the trail was soggy, so I took pics and placed waypoints as I ran. The rain didn’t matter much; although muddy in spots, it’s a great trail for evening runs before sunset. The only reason you may need blazes is for branching off. There are many branch points and variations one can opt for between the start and turnaround. I really like this trail for running, but it’s also excellent for nature walks and day hikes. I saw only a hand full of people on the course. Perhaps it was the rain that kept people away. This trail doesn’t disappoint.

trail running
Monday, April 30, 2018

Great trails! Trails are maintained well!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Great trails from easy and smooth to rugged and moderately challenging.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The trail itself was great and obviously popular, but my sister's car and several others were broken into (windows shattered, items stolen) while we were hiking. Many cars were parked here and the road itself is very busy, but that didn't seem to be a deterrent.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rode in on the blue trail and completed a few laps on the red trail. Quite a few dog walkers and runners, even a few mountain bikers. They've shored up a few eroded sections of the red trail with rock piles.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Road the trail early this morning as it starts to get busy by 9. Accessed it from the blue trail that starts at the L'Hirondelle club.While the blue trail had a few muddy spots, the red trail was clear. Made a simple loop by taking a left off the blue trail onto red and then took the left branch when red splits. That portion of the trail is much better for mountain biking. There are a few fun hills, lots of roots and some technical spots near the end. Return on the traditional red trail if you like hopping a lot of railroad ties, otherwise turn around and head back.

trail running
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Well maintained and flat. There are a fair amount of tree roots for about .5 miles in the trail, but they're easy to get around. Well shaded too.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

This is the red trail loop. Went out early this morning to avoid the crowd. Came in from the light rail boardwalk and rode to the trail head at Falls Road and back. The trail is in pretty rough shape from the crossing of the light rail tracks to the split of the trail. Areas of deep mud with no options but to lift the bike or to skim the shrub line leading to some cuts/bruises. This makes for a less than pleasant ride. Once this area is cleared, the ride has some nice roots to jump and interesting scenery. For the most part there is enough space on the trail to avoid the roots if you aren't comfortable taking them on.

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