Vineyard Soapstone Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Vineyard Soapstone Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenartney, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

This trail loop has many options in regard to parking. You can park at the top of S. Rolling Rd., also Lost Lake Pond or drive through the Stone Tunnel straight up to the Soapstone Trail-head. There is a restroom and water fountain up at the Soapstone Trail-head and also a spot-a-pot at the pond (Lost Lake), which is location at the Gristmill Trail-head. The trail itself has many small stream crossings so beware of the weather due to stream flow. This entire loop is rated for bikers and hikers so be kind and share the trail. The Soapstone section can get a bit muddy in spots due to bikers riding through the water. This loop consists of multiple trails, which are well marked but you need to follow the record track unless you wish to shorten it. One of the easiest things about this loop is that a half a mile of it is paved, which can be a great ended to an enjoyable day.

hiking
16 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

With the return of the mid-day heat it's now become a early morning or late evening hike. This was my two hike of the morning. Centennial Park opens at sun rise but our State Parks don't open until 9AM. With it being a weekday the park was not busy at all. The Falls colors are starting to kick in gear. Soon the maples will be turning red. Right now it still looks like a lot of green and yellows. It sure didn't stay cool long. By 3 PM. it was 88 degrees with a 105 humidity, Do you think it's Indian Summer ?

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Great day for a Hike. Complete trail loop is mainly shaded. You have two parking options. One at the Soapstone Trail head and the other is at the Lost Lake Pond. There is also a restroom in both locations. There is drinking water near the Soapstone Trail Head. The only flat trail on this loop is the paved Grist Mill trail.