Hike the Clopper Lake Loop Trail

Maryland Clopper Lake Loop Trail

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Hike through the woods and visit Clopper Lake. 

Park in the designated area off of Seneca Creek Road to access the trailhead. Accessible all year and dog-friendly. 

Photos: Mr.TinDC, NOAA Photo Library 

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Layers
  • Camera
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Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running

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Year Round

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5.64 Miles

Elev. Gain:

314 Feet




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How to Get There

25 days ago

Big, easy loop

I've walked and jogged this loop many times. It's a very popular spot for walkers and runners. If you're looking for solitude, this is not the place. However, it can be pretty empty and quiet on weekdays in the middle of the day. On weekends it's VERY busy, and there is a fee to get into the park to reach the lake. The trail sticks right beside the lake all the way around so you will always have a view of it. There's kayaks and canoes to rent, park benches to relax on, and many fishing spots. It's not a challenging hike, but can be a challenging run with the steep up's & downs.

25 days ago

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