Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Loop Trail

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Laurel, Maryland

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in the state of Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice and easy dog friendly trail. Plenty of shade for the majority of the walk and no real elevation increases.

hiking
21 days ago

I like this trail you go from the woods to the lake and back into the woods

Super crowded near the lake. Won’t be back until Covid 19 is on the past. The other part was nice though!

Was a good trail. First woody part was somewhat dull and muddy but back half by the lake was pretty great. Lots of roots and rocky. Was able to complete with a 3 year old though minimal whining.

recorded Recording - May 02, 02:48 PM

hiking
1 month ago

great place to hike. lots of ppl and dogs out today. and snakes.

running
muddy
1 month ago

Good for all levels, kids, dogs, and beginner trail runners like me! Flat and not very technical, but very muddy and several trees down. Easy to follow though, with lots of parking. Went on an early weekday evening and didn’t see anyone on the trails, only a few people by the lake.

Very easy but pretty walk. Moderate human traffic. A bit muddy but overall enjoyable

recorded Recording - Apr 20, 02:22 PM

hiking
1 month ago

this was a beautiful hile! nature sounds all around and not too many ppl o the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy hike. visitor center closed for the forseeable future but trail is well marked and easy to follow.

Wonderful trail for quick hour walk.

Fire road trail is closed for hunting season, which cuts this loop very short. Still a nice stroll in the woods.

walking
Tue Feb 20 2018

Trail was closed on Presidents’ Day, just a heads up for anyone looking to hike on a holiday to check in advance

hiking
Sun Aug 20 2017

Nice hike

hiking
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