Hashawha Loop Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Hashawha Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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I live local,and this was my first time doing the whole loop. The beginning part of the trail is wide, well groomed and flatish. I think of it as an upper and a lower loop. The upper loop is a steeper, moderate hike, the trail is single track and fairly overgrown in some spots. We saw lots of local wildlife, including a turtle, and many birds, and a beaver dam. There was a also a house from the 1800's and a 300 yr old white oak tree to see. I enjoyed the hike!

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1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

I ride here often and would consider myself an intermediate rider. There are plenty of challenges and miles and miles of trails. Many of which I have never ventured into. Lots of challenging climbs, long downhills and some challenges you will discover. Be wary of hikers and dog walkers closer to the nature center as bikers must give right of way to hikers and an occasional horse. Map your ride and if you find yourself "lost", just head towards the nature center direction.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Not marked well

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5 months ago

I hike and run here often with my dogs. The main loop is about 1.8 miles but there are offshoot trails that go further up and back. Off the fire road it's mostly single-track trails that are thickly overgrown with thorny bushes. Nearly impossible to see blazes and god forbid the trailhead or internet have an accurate map. The trails also overlap with the equestrian trails. Pretty easy to get turned around.

Decent parking, most everyone is friendly, dogs welcome, lots of wildlife.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Few different trails to choose from. my favorite is the vista trail aka white trail takes you next to the raptor cages. I have pictures posted. I love looking at the birds especially the bald eagle.