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Best trails in Laurel

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Looking for a great trail near Laurel, Maryland? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Gunpowder Falls 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 6 easy trails in Laurel ranging from 1.4 to 4.9 miles and from 111 to 246 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 Laurel
Top trails (7)
#1 - Cash Lake Loop Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 46 m
The hike is short but the scenery and wildlife are terrific. It starts at the visitor center for the Patuxent National Wildlife refuge, near Beltsville, Md. Trails are very well marked and you can geShow more
#2 - Savage Historic Mill Trail
Savage Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
Savage Historic Mill Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers Show more
#3 - Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract Loop
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This loop traverses several trails in the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge. There are other trails in this area if you wish to extend your trip.Show more
#4 - Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Loop Trail
Laurel, Maryland
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in the state of Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#5 - Middle Patuxent River Trail
Laurel, Maryland
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Middle Patuxent River Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#6 - Patuxent Research Refuge Forest Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Patuxent Research Refuge Forest Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laurel, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
#7 - Laurel Patuxent River Trail
Laurel, Maryland
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 52 m
Laurel Patuxent River Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more