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

3.41 Miles Round Trip - 196 ft gain - Loop Trail

Lakeside Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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


Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly


3.41 Miles
196 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Greenbelt, Maryland

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Greenbelt, Maryland

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Washington, Virginia

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Easy hike

Some parts of the trail have a lot of debris, but the lake is a stunning view! Easy hike for beginners like me

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.