Explore the most popular hiking trails in Loch Raven Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 month ago

First time trail running and it’s the perfect trail for it. If you’re going to run be careful on rainy days

Bread moderate hike! Well maintained and good for a group with varied experience.

on Morgan Mill Trail

1 month ago

The trail was clear enough to make it easy to follow. Intersections were not marked though so I had to use the map to stay on the right path. It was muddy since it rained heavily the day before I went out but it wasn’t impassable because of it. The dogs love it too! But there wasn’t a shallow water front for them to play in the water.

1 month ago

Well kept, many altitude changes. Not as close to the water as it seems on the map. The pay off is the beach. We started on Morgan Mill and took the left fork which took us around to finish at Loch Raven Dr at the beach.

Perfect hike with the family and our 3 yr. old Lab.

4 months ago

Kinda hard to find. Enjoyable once you’re on.

Great place to take kids! Saw lots of wildlife and was a great loop.

Nice flat trail for cruising

4 months ago

This is a great trail in the Loch Raven watershed for getting an industrial workout. The main loop is around 2.6 miles, but can be easily extended by adding on adjacent loops. This trail has some of the longest grades of the various Loch Raven trails. Some of the spurs down to Loch Raven on the back side of the loop are very steep, and hikers would benefit from poles. All in all, a tremendous workout with beautiful vistas of Loch Raven.

Easy traveling, this is my go-to trail for riding. Beautiful scenery and plenty of stopd, if needed. Sometimes gets a bit crowded but always enjoyable.

5 months ago

My Fur baby and I walk this trail year round.

5 months ago

Fun little loop trail that is surprisingly not busy on the weekends. Be aware of where you are when going through the section under the power lines because the trail turns and isn't marked (but is apparent if you are looking at the trail map on here). If you follow the trail you are on there, it takes you on a side loop trail that adds a little distance to the hike.

Very, very nice trail

Quiet on a weekday midday. Nice people, nice dogs, but only a few. Silence, no wind, no birds, no squirrels, but strong sunshine. Easy trail.

9 months ago

Love taking my dog here. Never gets as busy as other nearby parks can.

This was a 7-mile outing as a recovery activity, after a super-hilly 11.5 mi run the day before. I hiked at 4.3 mph (13:57 min/mi), on the North Central Railroad Trail, starting northward from the Monkton trailhead, turning around at Wiseburg Rd/Schoolhouse Rd, in GFSP. However, I took two pics, and recorded only 1.3 mi of this activity — the 25F weather led me to turn the GPS off and focus on the hike. This is an awesome trail and I will be returning.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Awesome set of trails through some beautiful nature. Lots of mountain bikers. Not too many people, even on a Saturday.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nice easy trail with gorgeous views of the Loch Raven Reservoir. We backtracked a bit near the end to add some extra time. This will definitely become one of our go-to quick weekday hikes.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

This is a very scenic ride with some rarely noticeable elevation. The trail is in good shape, mostly dual track with some areas that narrow, making it hard to pass. The mileage is well marked and accurate, making it easy to create a loop of any length. The trail has light traffic during weekdays, but can get very heavy on the weekends.

Very nice gravel trail to bike. Trailhead can be accessed in a neighborhood but the main parking lot is at mile marker .03 which is no big deal. Best to start early in the day as it can be fairly packed late morning or afternoon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This is not a well marked trail to make it a loop. It's an out and back section of the NCR trail. Very disappointed it is not a hiking path more of a biking/run/walk.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

This was the first "real" trail I hiked back in 1999 and it kicked my butt, but it also made me fall in love with hiking. I come back often and would categorize it as easy. On weekends when the road is closed, most foot traffic is on the road, not the trails, but parking can be tricky.

On the part of the trail closest to the bridge, there is a side trail that adds distance and some small hills. It loops back into this trail near the road. It's pretty easy to spot the trail but it's not marked.

Love love this trail. Great for everything. Biking, walking or running. Family & pet friendly. It's a flat dirt trail. The Gunpowder River runs along side of it. Things to see at different areas along the way!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Easy and fun and super assessable!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beautiful area!

Depending on the day, you can have a really relaxing walk or a nearly stressful jaunt with too many bikers, dogs, and kids.

Monday, April 03, 2017

My boyfriend and I spent an enjoyable Monday afternoon meandering along this trail. We easily found parking, but had it been a nicer day on a weekend, it may have been trickier. We caught some views of the waterfront as the foliage has not yet filled in for the spring season. It was an easy, dry walk, but recent rainfall would make this trail quite muddy. I would revisit this trail to do some running or even just to get out of the house for fresh air. This was a very relaxing way to spend my day.

The trail is extremely crowded which makes it difficult to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great trail, didn't think it was moderate though, on the easier side. Very friendly people. Lots of families with small children down by the water.

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