Best trails in Gaithersburg

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Looking for a great trail near Gaithersburg, Maryland? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 South Mountain State Park or Patapsco Valley 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 11 easy trails in Gaithersburg ranging from 1.6 to 11.7 miles and from 216 to 613 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 Gaithersburg
Top trails (18)
#1 - Old Pond Trail and Clopper Lake Loop Trail
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Old Pond Trail and Clopper Lake Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numShow more
#2 - Clopper Lake
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Clopper Lake is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#3 - Muddy Branch Greenway Trail
Muddy Branch Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 9 m
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#4 - Seneca Creek Greenway Trail: Watkins Mill Road to Frederick Road
Great Seneca Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
The Seneca Creek Greenway Trail follows Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, MD. It is a wooded, natural surface trail that extends 26 miles from the Potomac River to the Damascus Regional Park tShow more
#5 - Seneca Ridge Trail
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
Seneca Ridge Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#6 - Mink Hollow Loop
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
Mink Hollow Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runningShow more
#7 - Seneca Creek Greenway to Clopper Lake Loop
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Seneca Creek Greenway to Clopper Lake Loop is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. DoShow more
#8 - Clopper Lake via Seneca Creek Greenway
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Clopper Lake via Seneca Creek Greenway is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#9 - Muddy Branch Trail to Pennyfield Lock
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. 7 h 25 m
Muddy Branch Trail to Pennyfield Lock is a 16.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and Show more
#10 - Seneca Ridge and White Loop
Seneca Creek State Park
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 7 h 47 m
Seneca Ridge and White Loop is a 16.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gaithersburg, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
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