Hike, Bike, or Run the Lakeside Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail

Lakeside Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail

Woods, wildlife, birds singing sweetly, and lake views attune you to nature as you follow the trail. 

Park at the Meadowside Nature Center to Access the trailhead. This is a 3.4 mile loop with opportunities for birding and observing wildlife. Dogs are welcome on leash. 

Photos: Via Tsuji

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Layers
Show More
RT Distance 3.41 Miles
Elevation Gain 196 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

An Amazing Place To Ride Or Hike.

Lake Needwood and Lake Frank are part of this hike and bike trails although they're not connected they're five minutes apart. Lake Needwood is more public and on the weekends expect it to be full with people. Lake Frank tends to be isolated yet I find to be better at being a place to relax and unwind. Be careful of snakes in lake frank.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Walk the Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Park off of the side of the road to access the trail (see map). This is an educational trail on private property. Dogs and horses welcome on the trail.  Photos: TrailVoice

78 Saves

Hike the Paint Branch Trail

Park on the shoulder of Fairland Road to access the trailhead. When you get to Little Seneca Creek, walk upstream to find a fallen log you can walk across. Trail  map here: http://www.mc-mncppc.

19 Saves

Hike the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Upper Section

Park in the lot off of Watkins Mill Road to access the trail. This hike is dog friendly and is accessible from March until November.  Photos: Mr.TinDC

27 Saves