Clopper Lake Loop Trail

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Clopper Lake Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Located in central Montgomery County, MD. Directions from south or east: Take I-270 North from the Capital Beltway. Take exit 10, Clopper Road (Rte 117 W). The park entrance is about 2 miles on the left. The entrance is clearly marked. Directions from north and west: Take I-270 South from Fredrick, MD. Take exit 15, Germantown Road (Rte 118 W). Travel 2 miles then take a left onto Clopper Road (Rte 117 E). Travel about 2.5 miles. Park entrance is on the right. Use the park map to select a parking spot and trailhead.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike once you are on the trail located in the park.

Nice scenery by the lake. Also, the trail had pleasant ups and downs in elevation.

14 days ago

Just a really great trail and 4 minutes from our house - wish we found it earlier

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great, easy hike. Beautiful lake views. Lots of shade. Perfect for a hot day!

1 month ago

A beautiful hike around the lake. Easy beginner hike and great for dogs! Note: it's $3/person for MD residents and $5/person for all others to drive into the park but there is a small parking lot before the ranger gate you can park in and walk into the park for free!

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Good one!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

$3 per person to get in but the lake is beautiful and peaceful. Great spots for hammocking off the main trails next to the water.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Would definitely come back for a picnic-not a fan of the power lines. It was a good exercise regardless!

hiking
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hiking
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