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Great trail! Nice areas to go off the trail and sit by the river. Definitely take some Off spray because the mosquitoes are CRAZY!

Great loop with kids! Nice uphill climb and great workout!

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2 months ago

A short portion of the trail is a wide grass surface trail while the majority is single track through the woods along the Monocacy River. Load up on bug spray, I did not. It was wet and humid when we went and I got eaten alive.

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2 months ago

Nice trail for a solo hike through Mother Nature. Safe parking area that leads to a easy trail to follow.

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3 months ago

Nice trail. I am a cub scout den leader and brought my den on an Adventure Hike here. It was a nice stroll. Lots of Frederick history on the posted signs. I will definitely come back again with my boys.

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3 months ago

Great trail if you live in Frederick. Good way to get some fresh air near town. You don’t realize that there’s a whole life down by the river.

fun and we'll kept trail.

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4 months ago

This is such a nice trail just outside of Frederick. My family hiked it in early April and there great wild flowers blossoming along the trail. It is a pretty easy hike for kids and there are several places where you can go off trail and access the Monocacy River.

Nice 2 mile loop. I would rate this closer to easy, not moderate. There is an incline and decline which will get your heart rate up, but it’s not difficult at all and I am not in the best shape. Please note the area where there are cows has an electric fence. I only saw 1 tiny sign. I will definitely be back for evening hikes!

Very pretty, short, easy hike. This is a great place for family pictures.. I saw people doing that both times I went here. The fall colors are beautiful at sunset. The first section has a nice wooden platform to walk on. And at the end of the platform you can walk to the river and see both the car bridge and the train bridge over the Monocacy river. The trail continues and loops back to the lake/parking area. Very pretty spot.

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Fun little trail that is marked okay. We took the long loop that went along the Monocacy River counterclockwise. There is an industrial zone across the river. Half way through the hike we came across a farm with many cows. The trail then goes up a small hill with a switchback incline then comes down to the parking area where we started. There is a historical farm house, picnic tables, and a cannon next to the parking area with a nice view of the farm. I docked the trail two stars because of the industrial zone and the proximity to the highway that offers unwanted noise. The trail is moderately travelled on the weekend. Cheers.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Short trail, but it's great to go around a few times.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy walk with boardwalk through the marshy/wooded area. Nice creek to hop in if you so desire. Gambrills Mill manor is also a really cool spot to picnic.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Pretty little loop. I love just going there to sit by the Monocacy river.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Very easy. Great views.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The trail crosses the area where Union soldiers advanced and retreated on July 9, 1864 as they delayed an advancing Confederate army threatening Washington DC. The trail starts at the old Gambrill Mill, winds through thin woods past the old mill race to a spectacular view of a railroad bridge over the Monocacy River. The first half of the trail is generally in shady trees, while the remainder is in more open country. Historical markers describe the battle action in this area. A very nice walk!

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