Liberty Reservoir Coot Peninsula is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Finksburg, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

trail running
2 months ago

This trail was really fun because there were a lot of uphills and downhills. The trail is not marked and is not well maintained. Lots of fallen down trees but are easy to get over - majority of the trail was not cleared so we ran through a lot of overgrown grass/plants. I would recommend wearing long pants/capris and longsleeves just so you don’t get cut up or catch possible poison ivy! great run overall!

hiking
2 months ago

I really wanted to complete this longer circuit of the trail system, however there is a decent water crossing about .8 miles in from the trailhead I have yet to see anyone comment on. This leads me to believe that even less people have taken this actual route. It's easily 1.5ft deep at one point, this is not a light crossing. I had only seen one other user post a picture that made me question this as it is also not visible on the maps. While this may be easier in a drought or low water period, Maryland has been hammered regularly with heavy rains recently.

This trail, once it goes past regular trail markings, is not maintained at all. Be prepared for this if you opt for this route.

There are a handful of recently downed trees as well so be prepared for a little scramble.

I hope to attempt this trail again later.

hiking
3 months ago

What an amazing hiking experience, frequent elevation changes, challeging terrain couched by beautiful scenic views of the Liberty Reservoir. Though we encountered many down trees they were easy to maneuver.

horseback riding
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Well cleared beautiful trails Lots of hills. but
Too many rocks for an unshod horse not much parking either

Thursday, June 08, 2017

peninsula is only thing worth while here. bring a hammock and hang out.

2 months ago

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017