Lake Roland Park to Lake Roland Trail

MODERATE 107 reviews
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Lake Roland Park to Lake Roland Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ruxton, Maryland that features a river 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
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

muddy

old growth

hiking
2 days ago

9 days ago

The trail itself was great and obviously popular, but my sister's car and several others were broken into (windows shattered, items stolen) while we were hiking. Many cars were parked here and the road itself is very busy, but that didn't seem to be a deterrent.

hiking
9 days ago

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20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

mountain biking
30 days ago

Rode in on the blue trail and completed a few laps on the red trail. Quite a few dog walkers and runners, even a few mountain bikers. They've shored up a few eroded sections of the red trail with rock piles.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Road the trail early this morning as it starts to get busy by 9. Accessed it from the blue trail that starts at the L'Hirondelle club.While the blue trail had a few muddy spots, the red trail was clear. Made a simple loop by taking a left off the blue trail onto red and then took the left branch when red splits. That portion of the trail is much better for mountain biking. There are a few fun hills, lots of roots and some technical spots near the end. Return on the traditional red trail if you like hopping a lot of railroad ties, otherwise turn around and head back.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Well maintained and flat. There are a fair amount of tree roots for about .5 miles in the trail, but they're easy to get around. Well shaded too.

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is the red trail loop. Went out early this morning to avoid the crowd. Came in from the light rail boardwalk and rode to the trail head at Falls Road and back. The trail is in pretty rough shape from the crossing of the light rail tracks to the split of the trail. Areas of deep mud with no options but to lift the bike or to skim the shrub line leading to some cuts/bruises. This makes for a less than pleasant ride. Once this area is cleared, the ride has some nice roots to jump and interesting scenery. For the most part there is enough space on the trail to avoid the roots if you aren't comfortable taking them on.

trail running
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Love the scenery!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

We love walking to the park because we are so close and we love the playground and the cool trails and my daughter loves to watch the waterfall/river, we loved this park.