Laurel, Maryland

Hike the Cash Lake Loop - Patuxent Research Refuge Trail

2.17 Miles Total - 52 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

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.


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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.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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