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.

walking
1 day 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.

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walking
17 days 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
3 months ago

Great trail!!

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hiking
4 months ago

length and view of lake were nice but this trail is heavily worn, felt like we had to look down the entire time so we wouldn't trip on the tons of roots showing through.

walking
4 months ago

my dog loves this trail and so do I!

hiking
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