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Great location, beautiful quiet trails , good variety of trails.

After passing by this park for years to go hiking in parks further away, this is becoming my favorite hiking destination. It’s beautiful and there are so many trail options and possible loops to choose from! Maybe a few too many trails though. I have gotten turned around a couple times out in the woods and had to rely on the app to get back!

Great walking through the creek

Was okay...but honestly it could be marked much more clearly. We were always a little confused about which trail led where!

on Double Rock Park Trail

1 month ago

Very pretty park in the middle of a residential area. Trails are marked but its easy to get on different trails throughout hike.

Lots of side trails that made the hike a bit confusing, and required me to look at my phone often. I think I’ll stick to a marked trail next time. Park is lovely.

Beautiful and peaceful trails! We got very lost and ended up in the same meadow a few times, but it was a fun getting lost!

Great trails. Easy to get a little turned around, but that was 1/2 the fun. Not very difficult. Well maintained trails!

Different terrains and really easy to get to from Baltimore City.

I love the blue trail. Its easy and super fun, with small rock scrambles and some little water falls. The only bummer is there is a TON of trash everywhere. Be careful of the broken glass all along the streams edge.

Love this trail. Do it almost everyday instead of working out at the gym. A few challenging climbs if you push yourself and you can get a good 5 miles without too much backtracking.

Very Nice well maintained area with many easy trails to follow. The only issue I had was dealing with the heat. Many of the trails are in open field and there is no except for being in the woods. I was able to cold myself down at a stream where I took a little break. After that I had an uphill climb. I will place this area on my Spring and Fall Only list. I drove here from Ellicott City. This was my second time and I still enjoy the area. I mainly wanted to view the water and dam but it was hard to see from the trails I took.

hiking
4 months ago

My kids loved this trail. There are actually two trails a yellow which travels around the park and a blue trail that follows the stream. The dogs we ran into were leashed which was really nice since so many places we go they aren't. We did lose the blue trail and ended up on the yellow which was fine. There are tons of rocks for the kids to jump on and a couple of crossing on the stream which weren't hard to cross, so no one's feet got wet. Overall a nice place in the middle of town which you forget about when you get on the trail.

Wooded trails, kinda marked, with a stream running through the middle.

walking
9 months ago

very poorly marked at one point. Found ourselves on a red trail that was not mapped

hiking
9 months ago

The BEST trail we’ve found nearby with plenty of rock scrambling for the kids, which is the only thing they really like about going on hikes with their parents. My 5 and 11 year old loved jumping from rock to rock. Be sure to wear water shoes. You can easily stay dry on the hike as well by sticking to the path along the stream. We found a box turtle on the path. And butterflies. Moderate traffic, people with dogs, folks hanging out at the waterfall and smoking weed. There’s a great kids playground at the start of the blue trail as well. Plenty of shade. Only complaint is the trail markers are terrible. We stuck to the path, but it was awful when there was more than one worn path, trying to figure out where to turn, particularly at the end of the loop when you need to turn around and the blue trail seems to intersect with another trail.

Up and down. Great exercise. Easy to get too. Visit Mallory the duck at the Ranger center.

hiking
10 months ago

Well marked trails. Beautiful fall day for hiking. Lots of goldenrod.

hiking
11 months ago

My boyfriend and I spent an enjoyable afternoon here with our pup. The trails were pretty well-maintained, though, as others have mentioned, they are tricky to navigate in places due to poor trail markers. Nevertheless, the park is small enough that you don't worry about getting lost. It's easy enough to put yourself back on track. Our pup had a great time swimming and jumping around in the water. The hike itself was not strenuous, and I would definitely venture back here again.

poorly marked trails and many side trails that can make the hike a bit confusing. with the use of this app there were no troubles however without the app it could be very difficult to navigate.

Nice

hiking
11 months ago

great views, kid friendly.

Nice stroll with a bit of climbing. Recommend going off the trail briefly to walk down to the Loch Raven Dam.

Some areas with no shade. They have many dog waste disposal areas on the trails which is nice. We also got to see a deer cross our path.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Quiet and beautiful, amazing for inside the beltway

Lovely trails, although the markings are a bit confusing. Lots of scenic side trails to discover and get distracted with along the way. I went during what I thought would be peak activity, but only ran into one other person the whole time. There are lots of great places to kick back and watch the clouds or just enjoy the surrounding peacefulness. I hike regularly and would consider this more of an easy hike over a moderate one. I would visit again just for the quiet trails and maybe a picnic along the way.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I love this little park but the trails can be confusing. Luckily it's so small, it's hard to get lost. I like to take a trail down from the lower parking lot, make my way to the stream, and follow that up to the highest lot, then follow the road down back to my car.

This is one of my favorite trails. I love doing it on evenings during the week when it's less crowded. I usually park at Sherwood House and take the Minebank trail along the stream before hooking into this loop. It's a bit more scenic and adds some hills and distance. You can also add in the sycamore loop and read a poem about one of the trees, and from there take an old driveway down to the reservoir.

I suggest checking to see if there are any special events before you visit. They can make parking a nightmare and the trails get congested.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love this place, for hiking! It's listed on this app that you can mountain bike here, but I was told that you can only cycle on the roads.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Trail markers and maps were a little confusing, but the scenery makes up for it.

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