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Best trails in Patuxent Research Refuge

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Explore the most popular trails in Patuxent Research Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Cash Lake Loop Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 46 m
The hike is short but the scenery and wildlife are terrific. It starts at the visitor center for the Patuxent National Wildlife refuge, near Beltsville, Md. Trails are very well marked and you can geShow more
#2 - Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract Loop
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This loop traverses several trails in the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge. There are other trails in this area if you wish to extend your trip.Show more
#3 - Patuxent Research Refuge Forest Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Patuxent Research Refuge Forest Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more