Clopper Lake

EASY 20 reviews

Clopper Lake is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

hiking
20 days ago

My go to Trail when I need to get out!

trail running
26 days ago

-Overview-
I liked the diversity and length of the trail. I ran the trail in a little under 30 min. The terrain made the journey extremely fun (much better than a paved trail). I really enjoyed the sounds of the wildlife while running alongside the lake too! The weather was a little muggy and hot but the shade provided some relief from the sun. This will be a great run in the Fall.

-Parking-
You can park in Seneca State Park. The fee is $3 for MDers and $5 for out of staters. It is difficult to find parking elsewhere but doable if you wanna be cheap like me ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views all around. Great place if you want to just go for a hike on your own or take the entire family. Two big fields for dogs to run in if you want to take your dog. There was a place where you could rent a row/paddle boat if you so wished. There were a lot of people fishing and a lot more spaces for it than were being used. Overall a very versatile location. However, if you don't like running into child day camps I wouldn't recommend doing this one while school is out.

trail running
4 months ago

Very nice trail!

trail running
9 months ago

Lakeshore Trail: A great loop that offers shade cover, views, wildlife, and a variety manageable but challenging inclines/declines. I have it mapped at 3.6 miles. - Marty

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