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
11 days ago

The Nature Preserve itself is less than 5 miles total but if you take the alternate paths to and from parking, it becomes extended. However, these back roads are not part of the nature preserve.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is about 7 miles 6.7 to be exact. We left from a shopping center and went through some neighborhoods but most of the trail is in the woods on Man made paths. It's easy but also challenging. The scenery is beautiful and there's enough water along the way. For a Sunday afternoon hike, it was fabulous! I highly recommend this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

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

trail running
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

trail running
6 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.

6 months ago

no parking

7 months ago

8 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
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago