hiking
13 days ago

Today was our first time on this trail. Very well-maintained. Has a few stream crossings but wouldn't rate as "hard" unless streams are in full flow. Elevation gains exist but aren't bad. Definitely a longer hike than 8.5 miles if you do the whole blue (western side) and red (eastern side) hike. Blue trail was very scenic and under lots of shade. Red trail was very exposed with little scenery, but less strenuous by far. Bring lots of water, especially on hotter sunny days! We parked at lot off Snyder Road, which unintentionally added more distance, so investigate parking vs. trail heads before you go.

Gorgeous trail. Blue trail is slightly hilly (I'd rate it medium, not hard) and is about 6 miles on one side of reservoir. We took connector (Perkiomen trail) to Red Trail for complete loop around entire reservoir. Red trail is easy, but little shade. They have made improvements on both trails that take you away from road traffic, so don't worry if you stray from AllTrails route. Total distance 11.3 miles...so a very long hike. We did it in 3 hours 43 minutes (no breaks).

This is a favorite hike of mine. I start at Deep Creek Lake at the ampletheater parking and head south on the Perkiomen trail to the Blue trail. From here it goes to the horse trailer parking, cross the street and start a series of up and downs. It's a great workout. After passing the main parking (1.7 miles into the hike) you come to portion of the trail with seven ravines to cross. This trail is great all year round as the season changes are wonderful. Watch out for the horses, bikes, dogs, and deer.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

My boyfriend and I circled the whole lake and it was a great time. The blue trail is the best for a real hike, but the others were really nice as well. You can find something for any skill level and it was beautiful.

Pretty good place to run and meet other hikers. Will need to take my bike over here sometime.

hiking
4 months ago

on Green Lane - Blue Trail

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely in love with Green Lane. I took the dog with me for a hike this time which was so enjoyable. I've hiked quite a few of the trails around the reservoir which all have beautiful views. Definitely recommend!