Piney Orchard Nature Preserve Duck Cove Pond Loop Trail

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Piney Orchard Nature Preserve Duck Cove Pond Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Odenton, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

The Duck Cove Trail is one of the trails within the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve Beginning at the trailhead by the parking lot this trail starts out on a paved walkway that makes its way into the nature preserve. The trail then follows a dirt path around a couple of ponds. There is evidence of beavers all around and many ducks and geese.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

parking restrictions for local residents. lots of flies and mosquitos.

trail running
2 months ago

Not a bad little trail at all. Right in the neighborhood. Water and wildlife.

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

nice path with partial shade. variation of grass, paved, wood chips, and dirt trails. easy to get in a 3 mile trail run without overlapping on a trail.

3 months ago

no parking

4 months ago

4 months ago

Drove here only to find the parking lot has a sign saying only permit holders may use lot and where your car will be towed.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great place for a quick hike, or a hike with kids. Lots of wildlife. You can even find a rookery in the spring.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 04, 2015

It's an easy hike, totally flat. The paths are clear and obvious,and there are a lot of different loops to go on. There is plenty of parking and easy to find. I did dove cove pond loop and vernal pool path which brought me to 2.76 miles. It's a great semi shaded walk for my dogs. It's also not very crowded during the week so it's pretty quiet. The only disappointment was at the end of vernal pool path, the pool was dried up. Usually it's a bonus for my dog to go in there and play, and it marks the 1/2 way mark before we reverse our path. I guess when it doesn't rain for awhile, it's shallow enough to evaporate.

hiking
Sunday, November 09, 2014

birding
Friday, April 26, 2013