Cash Lake Loop Trail

EASY 60 reviews

Cash Lake Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

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 get a trail map inside the visitor center. This is a great family outing. 256 wild bird species have been spotted in the refuge.

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18 days ago

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2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Nice easy stroll in the woods, close to DC and with lots of solitude.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice hike around the lake. Also, check out the nature center.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful in the summer. Since we had a late start to the day, I didn't want a long hike. So, I took my dog and we had a great time walking about and watching the wildlife. We even saw some beavers splashing around. Despite the amount of cars, the land is so spread out that it feels very natural and serene.

Nothing to complain about at all. I'll definitely go again, and maybe bring a picnic basket too!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The lake is pretty. I went during the fall on a rainy day, so I'd like to go back when everything is green

hiking
5 months ago

I loved this trail. Beautiful green brush and trees opening up sometimes for water views. Paths were easy to walk. There was a little bridge overlooking gorgeous white and pink water lilies. This easy hike was essentially a good stretch of your legs (it will still tire you out). My dog liked it too.

The only downside was that I couldn't find a trashcan to put my dog waste bag in! Why?

5 months ago

Nice easy trail for 2 out of shape older people. Helpful staff at the visitors center.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago