Lake Trail Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews

Lake Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hanover, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Saw a coyote today 4/11/18. Did the loop starting toward the lake. Met another couple that said a little easier in that direction. After the lake has 3 hills. Not well marked in spots. Stay to left at top of first hill. Valley after, small bridge washed out. Hop a few rocks. Another fork after starting down second hill. Stay right. Easy to follow other than that. Enjoy.. We did. Used the app during the hike and it is accurate.

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9 months ago

Bearing right from the trail access at the park road and onward to the lake, Lake Trail is a nice, scenic, typical western PA walk in the woods. Once you reach beyond the lake the trail gets quite muddy, overgrown, and downright unpleasant and steep for a little while. On the Forest Trail portion of the loop, at 2.7 miles or so, you will encounter a nice fern and pine forest that is quite refreshing after the not so nice parts, so it's a good reward for traveling this loop in the lakeward direction first. I agree with the Moderate rating.

Monday, June 05, 2017

If this trail is moderate, I'd hate to see hard. There were three significant climbs and the trail through the greenery that was not cut back off the trail. There were also a number of downed trees over the trail. Trail markings were a bit hard to find and this loop is a mixture of blue and white blazes, however it's tough to navigate without using the map from this app.

However it was a great overall hike with some beautiful clearings that were great for photography.

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