Hike the Cash Lake Loop - Patuxent Research Refuge Trail

Cash Lake Loop - Patuxent Research Refuge Trail

This refuge teeming with life is sure to enliven your spirit. 

Park in the lot off of Tram Route Rd (see map) to access the trailhead. This is a short, popular hike that is great for kids and is dog-friendly.


Pack List

  • Sun protection
  • Water
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RT Distance 2.17 Miles
Elevation Gain 52 Feet
Activities Fishing, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Family Friendly


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Amazing In The Fall

This place has become one of my favorite in the entire state to see the leaves changing in the fall. The trail is easily accessible and offers some amazing views of the lake and the forest.

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

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