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Hashawha Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

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Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Recordings (235)
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thomas abbott
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Hiking

Slightly overgrown during certain parts. Also someone on a 4 wheeler made it not quite as peaceful. Otherwise I love this place.

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Pete Smith
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Hiking

First-timer on this not-too-well marked trail. I tried following All-trails map, but got twisted around, a downed tree I should not have bushwxcked, but I found Boulevard Trail and took north to Lower Trail...could have used a machete, good hills, rambling brook, lower part cut grass trails, a great July hike in the woods!

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Eric Matthew
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Hiking

trails are not very well marked, we got turned around a couple of times. the recording is really off because of that haha

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Harry Hood
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Hiking

Good trail system here. Plenty of benches at various points. Not well marked but some more experienced hikers were able to point us in that right direction

JENA STOCKSDALE
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FishingBugsOver grown

Still a great hike, always!

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Gary Manko
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HikingBugsMuddy

Nice trail but hard to follow with lots of branching trails. Hard to stay on trail even using AllTrails app. Well maintained.

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Beth F.
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Hiking

I think we did part of this trail. There are no trail markers so it was nearly impossible to find exactly where we were but it was in this general area. I just kept the app open the entire time so I knew where I was going. Holy poison ivy! Be aware that it is all over sides of the trail

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roger anderson
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Hiking

Trails in great shape. took basic trail and went beyond Loop 2 to bottom and followed Saw Mill Wrst trail, then climbed back up to rejoin Loop 2 trail for return. Very pleasant. Great exercise with numerous ups and downs blended in.

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roger anderson
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Hiking

Trail was in great shape throughout this evening. Saw deer in a number of locations. The cool evening temperature must have kept the flying insects down. Always enjoy hiking this trail.

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Cindy Tanner
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Road bikingBugsMuddyOver grown
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Mike Jones
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HikingOver grown
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David Bradshaw
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Hiking

Pretty area. Tons of trails in the area, but this one was poorly marked. Would do this hike again in the spring or fall. Might be too muggy/buggy in the summer.

Sarah Wockenfuss
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HikingOff trail

Cool trail with variations in sights and elevation. The creek is pretty and relaxing. Trails are not marked the best. We ended up going off trail two times.

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Maurene Sutton
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Hiking

This was a great trail for an outing with the kids. They loved the bridges and walking by the creek . We saw deer and lots of turtles .

Kimberly Ann
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HikingOff trail

Hiked this trail yesterday, was just planning the 3.5 mile trail but, as others have said, the trails are not well marked and there are so many off - shoots. Ended up veering left onto the Boulevard trail on the Union Mills System which took us miles out of the way to a bridge on Sawmill Road. From there we were trying to get back down to the Hashawha Loop 2 trail. Thinking we were walking on the Kowomu Trail (which said it was Sawmill trail) down a logging Road/forest access road looking for the small *crossover trail to get back to the *Boundary trail we found it was *completely blocked off from trees that had been logged and pushed right in front of the trail. So, we ended up continuing on the 'zig-zag' offshoot trail way out of our intended way which took us to the Pike Creek where we had to cross on a large downed tree. My husband walked across the tree but I had to sit and scooch the entire tree for fear of falling in. Got great pics and a beautiful hiking area all together (Hashawha Loop Trail and the Union Mills Trail System) but the signage on the trails is terrible and at places non-existent. We were parched and didn't have the proper shoes on to hike 8 plus miles when we were only planning on 3ish. We were very happy to make it back to our car to sit and chill for awhile before we departed. Make sure you have the upgraded All Trails or a good separate GPS or you will get lost. Rating it a 4 star because really nice trails, hike and scenery - however - pain in the butt if you don't know the trail system.

Ethan Risner
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HikingMuddy

Quiet, pretty nature hike in a nice area. All Trails needs to update the trail better. Many times I was “off the trail” when I was really on it. The upper portion of the trail by saw mill road, do not follow the “Boundary trail” sign as it leads to nowhere.

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David K.
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WalkingMuddy
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roger anderson
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Hiking

Nice trail ... has several variations that you can follow. I followed Loop 2 variation. Actual distance hiked 3.4 miles, based on another app running simultaneously that didn't count the extra distance AllTrails app measured because of GPS hiccup. Having GPS running as you navigate keeps you going where you want to go. Has several moderately steep ascents and descents, but trails are good.

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Jeremy Reese
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HikingOff trail

this is a good place to hike however the trails are not marked well so be mindful of where you are at all times. we hit the wrong trail and just made it a out and back. we will try it again sometime

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Danielle Guariglia
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Joseph Clusta
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HikingOff trail
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Ray Besecker
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HikingMuddy
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Joe Richardson
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Hiking

Nicely maintained trail. Fun hike if you are short on time(can be done in an hour) and there are multiple offshoots that could make it longer. A little muddy in parts in the winter, but not bad. More like a high-end easy hike for adults in decent shape. Multiple elevation changes, would be fun for active pups and kiddos.

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Carlos Berkau
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