Little Bennett Regional Park Loop via Hyattstown Mill Entrance

MODERATE 22 reviews

Little Bennett Regional Park Loop via Hyattstown Mill Entrance is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hyattstown, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1115 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

There are many trails linked throughout this hilly park as well as a great amount of history. Little Bennett Creek runs through it and you can find a wide diversity of wildlife on any day, from White-tailed deer to Barred owls, beavers, turtles, and snakes as well as extensive plant life.

hiking
24 days ago

Loved this hike, very well maintained trails, easy to navigate.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

live close, great stretch of the legs.

2 months ago

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hiking
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7 months ago

Great early Fall scenery and numerous trails and loops to create. Beautiful forest and streams to cross. Easy hiking mostly. There was unfortunately a little litter and the trails could be better marked in some places. Following the trail was a challenge even with help from AllTrails. Still a great park and fun hike.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Little Bennett comes through with forest, field, and stream. We did a 5 mile loop rather than the 8.9 in the plan. Very pretty little glens. Two stream crossings required scrambling on rocks and tree roots. Adventure!

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Nice accessible trail system within easy reach of the DC area. The north trails seem to be less busy than the south end. Trails are not that well marked though and it is easy to occasionally get off track. All in all, a decent hike.

11 months ago

trail running
Saturday, March 12, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nice and easy walk over rolling landscape with only a short uphill after the Kingsley Schoolhouse. Trails are clearly marked by name and blue blazes. As typical with AllTrails, I sat at home and created my own 12 mile loop using the map editor, then used my iPhone to follow the route. Most all water crossings have well built bridges. However, Little Bennet Creek off of Hyattstown Road around Mile 11 of the loop has no bridge and no easy way across other than wading through stepping on submerged rocks. Lucky I had Gor-Tex winter gaiters on as the water level was over my hiking boots.

trail running
Saturday, December 19, 2015