Mineral Hill Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Mineral Hill Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sykesville, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

blowdown

muddy

A nice hike for anyone, but especially enjoyable if you are a geology enthusiast. Located less than 1 mile S of Louisville on the edge of the Liberty Lake reservoir. Originally an iron mine featuring a 2 foot (0.9 meter) thick hematite ore vein. Started around the time of the American Revolution. Later, it was exploited for copper and achieved a depth of over 400 feet with a shaft to that depth. Employed up to 100 miners at its peak. There are two large "tailing mounds" which contain some fantastic examples of the local geology. One is directly off the water around the half-way point of the hike. The other is at the top of the hill and is typically used as the turn around point.

5 days ago

October = moderate trail...not easy by any means.

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16 days ago

Nice after work hike. And, nice views of the lake.

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8 months ago

A nice fire rd. trail. I brought my family and dog nice scenery too. We will definitely be back in the summer.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Perfect trail for hiking with kids. Lots to see and explore to keep them excited and engaged.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beautiful place to explore.