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Great short hike. I went in January. Lots of ice. I was fine in hiking boots. My pup loved it.

Followed the new blue-blazed Lookout Trail. Turned out to 4 miles.

great hike. had a little difficulty finding the trail to begin with, but once we found it, all was great. took our dog too. great views from black rock overlook.

hiking
1 month ago

So it is a beautiful place even though it is December. It however is really poorly marked. There are a lot of marks for the yellow trail though and those areas seemed to be the best taken care of. I am not sure how well this trail is maintained in the summer as it seemed like it was pretty overgrown in some areas the further you get on the trail. Overall though my youngest loved it and we all enjoyed our day. Do make sure you have the app with you and a map though, otherwise you could find yourself out here for a very long time.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. Not too difficult. Plenty of options to go different ways so you don’t have to do all 10+ miles if you don’t have a time or inclination.

Very pretty and not hard to follow of you pay attention to blazes. Dogs loved it!

Pretty enjoyable hike, rocky and narrow trail terrain. No mentionable views or overlooks.

road biking
2 months ago

What an amazing trail! Even in late fall, the leaves were vibrant with color. The trail was clear with very few tree root induced bumps. Despite not stopping, the town of Hancock seemed very charming and will certainly be a destination in coming trips. There were signs along the trail welcoming bikers, and the C&O bike shop was well placed. Speaking of the C&O, the trail was visible throughout the ride, lending to a sense of wonder while imagining the barges floating past the locks. I highly recommend the WMRT trail. It has become my extended “go to” for a relaxing ride to melt away the stress of life

hiking
2 months ago

I like to start my hikes in Watkins Regional Park on this trail. It starts off with an energizing, short, and steep climb. The views from the top are great. It’s a simple loop after the climb and connects to many trails in the park.

This is a great hike, but can be very muddy in some sections.

This was a pleasant hike. The only negatives were that some of the maps were a little unclear or outdated and one of the trail markers had fallen over so it was a little confusing as to how to get on Beckman’s Trail.

One of our favorite family trail hikes!

road biking
3 months ago

Wonderful bike trail and beautiful scenery! It's good to bring bug spray. On the hotter days, as soon as you stop to take a rest, the nats start attacking.

Just resurfaced, smooth sailing

My family loves this trail for a quick workout and great scenery and views. The trial has a moderate climb in the beginning and flattens out near the top. Wonderful sights of water, and forests with a spectacular view of the valley and of the river of rocks below the outlook.

Absolutely gorgeous! Landscape changes abound. A great hike when you’ve been stuck inside for way too long.

Except for the first part along a residential street and a couple of major road crossings it is very peaceful

road biking
4 months ago

This is a great trail to travel from Bethesda to Georgetown. It is green and clean; I use it weekly. During peek hours it can get very busy. If you are with children be careful of fast cyclist, the max speed is 15 mph but they go faster on their commute.

Visited this trail while visiting Deep Creek Lake for the week. Went early on a Wednesday morning and only saw a few mountain bikers! The terrain varies and of course there is some elevation gain which gave us a nice workout! Some nice scenery though we couldn't see much from the Scenic Overlook due to tree coverage; made for a nice look break spot though! The trail was very well marked and had little maps at trail intersections which helped a ton though we did end up adding about a mile and a half to our walk because we were too busy talking and missed part of the trail that turned.

It was a nice break from the towpath.

Very nicely kept, not too crowded, and wide path for multiple people.

Enjoyed very much: especially view at top!

Wonderful trail. We’re traveling to Baltimore and were looking for a trail to hike that would not take all day. We loved the stream. The outcropping of rocks at the top was worth w hike. We heard rumblings of thunder and got soaked in a thunderstorm! Thanks to trail locator for the hiking information.

trail running
6 months ago

I started at the Dulaney Valley Rd trailhead and ran to Warren Rd, then back. As others have said, these trails are not well marked and it's tough to find where the trail continues when you get to clearings under the power lines. The portions closest to the reservoir shoreline are very overgrown. An app or GPS is a must.

But, that means you generally will have the trail to yourself. I was out mid-morning on a Sunday and saw only a handful of people.

I go there everyday. I enjoy a few tokes under the sun!!

This is a wonderful neighborhood trail. We walk our dogs on it several times a week. It’s accessible for all levels, and you’ll often spot a deer or two.

Hiked about half of this. Easy.

Great biking path around and through DC under the trees. 23 miles round trip through sylvan woods and history. Occasional restaurants along the way in Georgetown and Bethesda.
A real Gem.

hiking
6 months ago

4th of July:
Quick 1-mile loop after a meal and a movie before nighttime fireworks. Great trail, it’s marked, and will definitely return to do the whole thing!

Easy access and well marked. Great views with a rocky wet start.

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