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Nice trail. Lots of good views at the water!

Easy, scenic hike with some rocky terrain where you need to watch your footing. Portions of the covered areas were quite muddy today due to the recent rain. I recommend going in the early part of the morning to avoid the heat, as much of the trail is unshaded.

nice for the doggos

1 month ago

This is a nice trail. My Fitbit put it closer to 5 miles. There is a steep hill that will get your heart rate up. Beautiful views of the water throughout. A little muddy is some areas after the rain but nothing some good sneakers or trail shoes can’t handle. I would definitely do this hike again. Curious how it looks in autumn.

on Coot Peninsula Loop

2 months ago

This was very easy, not moderate. Not well marked. Use GPS!

Really nice trail that isn't too crowded. Shade is in short supply in Spring, but had a nice summer canopy.

simple trail to get fresh air before spring arrives.

Great walk a few stream crossings
Looking forward to coming back once grass is greener

3 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful lake views. Nobody else there, at least on a cold day in March. Lots of fallen trees blocking the lower part of the trail, but perhaps they clear those later in the year.

Great hike with beautiful scenery and nice trails

3 months ago

This trail was really pretty after the last snowfall. Follows along the reservoir for constant good views. Lots of wildlife. Trail is on the easier side of "moderate", but still enough to get the heart rate up. Would absolutely do again.

Has some great hills for running.

trail running
4 months ago

The trail is a little confusing for running. We got lost and ended up turning around some how.

Good year around trail. Easily accessible near the parking lot on Deer Park Rd. or next to Solders Delight visitor center. Some rocky, hilly washed out terrain but always an interesting trail to navigate. Great views.

nice hike for dogs. interesting ecosystem for the baltimore metro area. worth while.

at the end the trail markings were really hard to follow as there werent enough of them. we ended up looping instead of leaving. bring a compass to help with this, my phone couldnt get gps. But the rest is great!

The end has a great view of the reservoir.

Lots of mosquitoes due to some sitting rain water but there was a little breeze so it wasn't intolerable.

Nice hike and nice views of the lake.

Nice hike, convenient to OM.

While the footing is good, it is a vigorous, rolling hilly trail. You will either be climbing or descending with little to no flat areas. The first 1/3 out is right along the reservoir offering great views as you go up Miners Hill. Once past Miners hill you move away from the Reservoir into the forest. The last one third of the way out has the best views as you trace the top of the ridgeline out to the peninsula point. I did this during the summer, so I believe that once all the foliage falls off in late fall you will be rewarded more for your efforts.

Nice easy hike for a beginner. Some areas were slightly tricky because of erosion, and it seems like it could get messy when it's wet after rains. This was very convenient and easy to find but once on the trail doesn't feel like you're only 5 minutes from the highway. The visitor's center is lovely and they have lots of activities posted at least for the summer. Mostly clean as well - only had to pick up three pieces of trash I found and two were in the parking lot.

horseback riding
11 months ago

Well cleared beautiful trails Lots of hills. but
Too many rocks for an unshod horse not much parking either

peninsula is only thing worth while here. bring a hammock and hang out.

This is a nice hike. Has some hills throughout so it's a nice workout. A LOT of side trails. Though the main trail is blazed mostly and pretty wide, it's easy to either a) be way too curious (like me) and wander off into the side trails or b) simply take the wrong trail. You get little peaks of the reservoir throughout the hike and the nice main view at the "end" of the hike. I sat and had lunch there. Lightly trafficked earlier in the day and once you get a little farther in you can no longer hear traffic from the main road.

I found the trails to be very clean and well marked but I used this app if I wasnt sure and it worked perfectly. Moderate hike with a some up and down. Make sure you don't miss the start- it is immediately on your right as soon as you cross the bridge over the reservoir coming from Eldersburg. All in all a great hike, would def go again!

Beautiful views and a quite, well-maintained path in early Spring.

Wide trail. Up and down so good workout.


nice trail. this was our first hike. a good trail to break in our new shoes and walking sticks. great trail for a nice 2-3 hour quick hike. a lot of people on the trail and dogs but there was enough time that we were alone on the trail

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