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

Tags

Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

3.41 Miles
196 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

Stay Nearby

Millersville, Maryland

Washington DC / Capitol KOA

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA

Indian Head, Maryland

Beaver Heights

From $25/night

Fairfield, Pennsylvania

Paw Paw Mountain Hideaway

From $40/night

Nearby Adventures

Walk the Underground Railroad Experience Trail

3 Miles Round Trip - 160 ft gain

Hike the Paint Branch Trail

2 Miles Round Trip - 280 ft gain

Hike the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Upper Section

14.86 Miles Round Trip - 836 ft gain

Hike the Clopper Lake Loop Trail

5.64 Miles Round Trip - 314 ft gain

More Nearby Adventures

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

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.