Union Mills Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Union Mills Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take a rugged hike through rural northern Carroll County, slogging over creeks, through steep switchbacks, and pleasant rolling fields. The trail, which is dirt and crushed rock, plunges into a grove of pines. Then it runs along a ridge with a slight rise on the left and a steep plunge on the right. At the top of the hill, it opens up, which gives you a nice vista of woods and fields loaded with goldenrod! This hike is a great adventure! This is not a hike for new hikers due to how rugged it is. This is considered on the easy side of strenuous not because of the mileage but because of the terrain, switchbacks, and slogging over creeks.

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9 days ago

Great hike

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2 months ago

I love this place. The trail and scenery constantly change. Not light smooth hiking but that just adds to the fun. A lot of trails that aren't on the map but I like that actually. Makes it more fun to explore. Just be sure to bring your compass

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4 months ago

Lots of
Hills which was not so bad but
Too many rocks for
Barefoot horse

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4 months ago

Not very well marked, and the map here does not inclue a lot of the existing trails. Nonetheless, it was nice hike.

4 months ago

Beautiful scenery but trail is overgrown in parts. Also full trail not shown in alltrails app. Creek crossing deep and very muddy.

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hiking
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TH is on John ownings road, before you reach the Hashawa entrance.
I enjoyed doing this as a night hike,once you get through the pine trees,the rest is pretty straight forward.
Not sure I would rate this as a moderate hike,closer to easy.
That's just my personal opinion.
For a quick hike fix this works.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Closed Monday Wednesday and Friday Sept 1st through Feb 15th. Just a heads up. A bit disappointed I couldn't go today.