Prettyboy Reservoir: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Trail

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Prettyboy Reservoir: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Parkton, 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
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Very open and well maintained for most of the trail. Often near the end where you would expect the trail to end at the water you have to look for unofficial trails. One place this version of the path goes off the official trail and I had to do some serious bushwacking​ to find the 'trail'.

trail running
5 months ago

Great Lake view, but kind of a boring hike.
Good place for running hills. The strait trail has rolling hills and is about 3.5 miles from the parking area.

trail running
7 months ago

nice little trail just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle

7 months ago

Beautiful, but very overgrown and hard to follow on the segments off the fireroad.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail but lots of horse poop (my dog was a fan-- I was not). There are little trails branching off that just lead to homes so it was a little confusing. The water level this time of year is really low so the trails along the banks aren't really all that close to the water but walking on the dry beds was fun and the dogs enjoyed the small creeks that remained. Not well maintained right now, tons of thorn bushes growing into the trails.

9 months ago

Easy hike but path very hard to find once you get to reservoir

hiking
10 months ago

this was an easy hike, trail is very wide and not steep unless you plan to go off the path.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Solid trail. Must go off the path into the red area to get the great views on the reservoir.

hiking
Friday, May 16, 2014

less than a week ago a big tulip poplar fell perpendicular to the Falls - will the beavers or the DNR get there first! The mayapples and wild rhodedendrons are blooming this week.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The address given for this trail, 2724 traceys store rd, is bad. it leads to what looks like a trail but it is on the side of someone's yard. A sign at the roadside says no hunting fishing trapping or trespassing. Go a little further up the rd and there's probably a five car parking area. From there you can take a few trails around the water. No markers and due to the bad winter weather, there are many trees down on the trails. Went there yesterday, 4/10.

hiking
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Great for a quick hike. Not very busy.

hiking
Sunday, December 02, 2012

nice trail to feel out of touch. Dense woods an brush. Very nice hike for any skill level.

hiking
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Today we hike the Prettyboy Reservoir. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We only saw 6 other hiker the 2 1/2 hours we hiked. Very easy hiking but well worth the time. We saw many different birds and other animals. We saw and heard my fish when we hiked down by the water. From this trailhead you have water on 3 sides of you so feel free to hike anywhere. This trail is close to our home so we will hike this trail again.

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