Blue Mash Nature Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Blue Mash Nature Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
4 months ago

Quiet and lovely, but the northeast corner of the trail in the woods wss not as well marked. Still a great trail, though, a good beginner hike!

5 months ago

Mostly a boring trail, with some confusion along the way.

Highlights include a small pond, some wildflowers, and some deer.

Lowlights include a closed landfill, miles of fences and No Trespassing signs, and an uncertain path.

Don't bother. There are better trails elsewhere.

walking
11 months ago

My wife and I took our pup here. Great little walk for those that aren't looking for rough terrain. I wish it was a bit longer, but we checked out the Rachel Carson Nature Preserv afterwards to get a little extra in. That was also a well-kept, quiet getaway.

walking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This park has two entrances. I first parked and walked the Zion Road entrance. This is an easy flat trail that is maintained as a grass mown path through mostly meadow type terrain. I recall two gully type crossings.
The second entrance is along Route 108 and is primarily for horses. With no notice the loop is closed at the far end so you have to backtrack or follow the horse trail to the Zion Road entrance.
The Zion Road is the best choice for a quiet nature walk. Lots of birds & deer
http://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/blue-mash-trails/

walking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Trail only goes for about half mile before reaching a gate then you have to turn back

Thursday, November 17, 2016