Dogwood Loop Trail

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Dogwood Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Greenbelt, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

wildlife

Directions from Washington, D.C.: (The park is located 12 miles from Washington, D.C.) Take Exit 23 (Route 201) Kenilworth Avenue South to (Route 193) Greenbelt Road East. The park is a quarter mile on the right. The park address is 6565 Greenbelt Road (Route 193). After entering the park, take a right at the stop sign traveling southwest along Park Central Road to reach trailhead parking. It is well marked.

hiking
6 months ago

This is an easy, accessible trail with pretty scenery, some nice little streams, and lots of little benches if you want to just sit and enjoy nature for a while. There’s almost always more deer then people visible on the trail and it’s the only trail in Greenbelt Park that you can’t see or hear the road from so it feels a lot further from civilization then it actually is. My only negative is that there is at least one foot bridge that is rotted and starting to fall in so keep an eye out for holes in the bridges. It’s better for walking then running because of the upkeep issues though but still one of my favorite trails for a quick hike after work.

8 months ago

Good quiet not challenging

backpacking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Quick, short, lite trafficed trail....close to 95 and DC. Perfect for a quick Trail Run or hike if in the area.....great for a health lunch break.

backpacking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Very nice walk in the woods. Training up for an AT hike...and this was nice short practice. Small rolling hills, not much other traffic.
Want to try other trails in this same park.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Super pretty little trail, especially so close to DC. Since it starts in the middle of the park, you don't get any road noise which can be an issue on Perimeter trail. It's basically a pleasant, short, nature walk. There are also a lot of deer. My only complaint is the number of ticks. You definitely need to check yourself, your gear, and your dog afterwards in you go May-Aug. I ended up doing Dogwood and Perimeter, and my dog had over 10 ticks and I had 5. I'm pretty weirded out by ticks, so it would be something that would keep me from coming back during tick season.

hiking
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Easily accessed from the parking lot or while doing the Perimeter Trail, this is my favorite of the Greenbelt National Park trails. It has more diversity in landscape, more canopy, and is quieter. Its 1.4 mi has a cute wooden bridge and a couple of short, moderate inclines.

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