Centennial Lake Loop

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Centennial Lake Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, 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.

2.5 miles
95 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



road biking

trail running




wild flowers


13 days ago

A beautiful paved trail that is a great option when the others are muddy or snowy. Had a great time.

1 month ago

Very enjoyable trail year round. I am normally a earthen trail hiker and generally in the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park. I have been recovering from Plantar fasciitis so I have been limited to easier terrain. All the trails here are flat and paved. The whole park is very well maintained. I see wildlife here all the time so it helps me from getting bored. I always come here if the other locations are muddy. Lucky us, the weather gets nice from time to time. This bear hates being in a Cave all winter.

1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Like the open and shade it offers. Can get busy in the spring with bikes.

4 months ago

Beautiful lake, very kind friendly

5 months ago

My first trail on my journey and didn't regret it at all. Lot's of people doing varied activities and a friendly atmosphere.

6 months ago

Great place for jogging,walking and fishing,etc.

7 months ago

Beautiful easy walk around the lake. Plenty of room for walkers, joggers, strollers, people with dogs. The only problem was today I was pushing my husband in the wheelchair, so a few of the hills were pretty tough. ALSO...they need to have a porta-potty somewhere on the trail. Half-way, maybe??

7 months ago

Lovely lake with paved trail around it; only moderately crowded except on Saturday mornings when whole running groups come through. It's also a nice place just to take a picnic on the dock or on the picnic tables by the kids' playground. It's a good place to learn to kayak as the lake is a manageable size.

11 months ago

bello, facile e tranquillo ,la giornata di ieri nn era molto bella ma è stato comunque fattibile

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Very easy walk for beginners. It's a peaceful walk.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Easy to walk. Some small inclines and declines. All paved. Less crowded at sunset and gorgeous; bring a flashlight if you're still out when it's dark!

Monday, January 16, 2017

great walking trail, good family place, easy walking, well maintained trail. lots of geese and ducks to look at.
great photography opportunities.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great park. Multiple inclines but easy walk.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Easy for beginners like me. The lake is beautiful and there are lots of activities you can do there. Can be busy on weekends.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Nice easy hike

Monday, August 01, 2016

love centennial park, have to get my walk on everyday.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

very kid friendly and fun! great walk.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A nice walk or run but is too short.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easy walk around the lake. Paved trail the entire way.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Very congested but super easy walk around the lake.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Nice but sometimes too many people. I prefer the more heavily wooded, dirt trails around the area.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A nice walk or run through the park is nice. Not too long!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Centennial park offers a nice paved trail around Centennial Lake. Relatively flat with bikers, hikers, and runners. Great family atmosphere with people of all ages on the trail. Not many trails off the main paved trail. Walk this regularly and have never seen it overly crowded but also never empty.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Great Hike!!

trail running
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It is a staple 2.4mile paved lake loop with a few modest trail off-shoots. The non-paved trails I have checked out are mostly deadenders or spill into backyards and culdesacs. the lake loop is nice, some flat, some very modest rises.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One of Columbia premier lakes with walking path around it. Great for everyone including FIDO.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This park is very family friendly. It is not a "real hike" since the path is paved. But it is a nice walk. There is a lake in the middle of the park which you can see while you walk all the way around it. It has a nice marina where you can rent paddle boats and fish. It also has an outdoor theater where they have live music Wednesday nights during the summer. On the other side of the lake they have pavilions, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, and tons of playgrounds. There are always tons of people there, and pets are allowed. Great for a family picnic or walk around the lake!

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