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Best trails in Columbia

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Looking for a great trail near Columbia, Maryland? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, kid friendly trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Patapsco Valley State Park or Rocks State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or Great Falls Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Columbia ranging from 1.1 to 4.8 miles and from 252 to 465 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Columbia
Top trails (9)
#1 - Lake Elkhorn Trail
Columbia, Maryland
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 50 m
#2 - Lake Kittamaqundi Trail
Columbia, Maryland
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
Columbia Trail around Lake Kittamaqundi Show more
#3 - Wilde Lake Loop
Columbia, Maryland
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 33 m
#4 - Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
Hours: (closed Mondays & Tuesdays): Grounds Only - Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 9am - 5pm Nature Center - Saturday: 9am - 5pm; Sunday: Noon - 5pmShow more
#5 - Dorsey Run
Columbia, Maryland
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#6 - Gorman Stream Valley Trail
Gorman Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Gorman Stream Valley is located near Riverside, Maryland. The trail is great for a quick, easy hike.Show more
#7 - Lake Kittamaqundi to Wilde Lake Trail
Columbia, Maryland
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#8 - Lake Kittamaqundi Trails
Blandair Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
#9 - Wilde Lake and Lake Kittamaqundi
Lake Kittamaqundi Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m