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.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
bridge out
1 day ago

As always-a nice walking or jogging trail. Great for winter waterfowl birding.

nature trips
9 days ago

2 min video https://youtu.be/nO5TGq4Als4

Too easy and too crowded. A lot of dogs and cyclists.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice view

walking
3 months ago

Super easy, great for kids or a quick walk/run. Beautiful all year round. Can get crowded on the weekends and holidays

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful paved trail. It takes about an hour to complete walking. Lots of wildelife. Gets pretty crowded.

recorded Centennial Lake Loop

hiking
4 months ago

HIGHLY trafficked.

hiking
6 months ago

Not really a hike, but a nice place to take a walk or run, or see the sunset. You’ll see people fishing here quite often, too. Nice paved walkway and there are always people walking around the lake, so you’ll never be alone here. Depending on where you park, this is more like a 3 mile loop.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

UGH!! WTF is going on at Centennial Park? It smelled like a sewer backed up! UPDATE - HoCo R&P reports it was a dead deer and has since dealt with it.

walking
7 months ago

I’ve grown up in this area and have always loved coming to Centennial Park. The property is consistently well maintained and this is a very easy walk/bike ride. Everyone is always friendly and respectful and you constantly get beautiful views no matter what time of day/year. The park also holds some community events which are great to attend and you can go fishing/kayaking here!

walking
7 months ago

this trail is easy. very scenic at sunset, sunrise, in the spring, in the fall. this is a good place to bird watch as well.

walking
9 months ago

Tons of shade, beautiful, and stroller friendly! 3 miles around if you park in the East lot.

walking
9 months ago

It's a great paved trail with beautiful scenery. It does get really crowded and there is usually A LOT of dogs and a lot of people stopping in the middle of the trail which takes away from the experience but it's still a very nice walk. If you're not in shape and looking for an entry trail to get you going this is a really good one! There's a lot of subtle up and down hills that will push you a bit if you're out of shape or pushing a stroller. My legs are pretty sore after taking my son in his stroller on this trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice paved trail around scenic Centennial Lake, but this is an extremely popular park with all sorts of hikers, bikers, runners, and families.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice bike/run trail for the family. Lots of people on the trail. The kids had fun biking and playing on the playground.

Sun Oct 28 2018

Great to walk with the family. Paved, plenty of shade, and lots of good water views. Also a nice playground to stop along the way.

hiking
Thu Oct 04 2018

Good trail for people who like a good workout with subtle challenge

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