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Lakeside Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.5 mile 8.8 kilometer loop
70% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 165' 50 m
Descent: -165' -50 m
High: 1,199' 366 m
Low: 1,168' 356 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by bill swann

A fun and challenging 5+ mile lakeside trail loop.

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Features -none-

Family Friendly Camping areas, boat and kayak rentals.

This is a Maryland State Park that is accompanied by a hotel casino and the parking by the hotel is always pretty packed. There are plenty of areas of free parking where you can pick up the trail. Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 16 per Maryland State Law.

Overview

A fun trail if you're passing through. This loop comes in at about 5.5 miles with some fun, intermediate, technical sections.

Description

This is definitely not a destination trail but a good place to stop and ride as it's right off Interstate 68.

The ride starts out from a large parking area in the southeast corner of the lake. From there, just follow the orange blazing; the trail follows the lake with only a few exceptions where the trail takes short jaunts to the side but immediately returns.

The north side of the lake is where most of the rocky, technical sections are, but as I mentioned, even those portions are intermediate level at best. The climbs are few but still a bit of a challenge with rocks and steep angles. There is also an "upper" trail that I didn't ride as this time of year (spring as well as winter) those trails tend to be really wet...meaning flowing water over a large portion of it. The climb to it is tough, brutal and rocky.

The trail itself has some short climbs and descents but has a number of serious and seriously-fun rock gardens. The summer and fall are the best riding times here so if you ride it, post it up here to share it with others.

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Jul 7, 2019
Mark Schwenk
As stated there are some rocky bits and lots and lots of roots. Some short steep bits made challenging due to the roots. Good ride though 5.5mi — 1h 15m
Jul 26, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
Jul 8, 2018
Jerry Massengale
fun both ways 13mi
May 29, 2018
Josh Bacon
Dec 7, 2017
Danielle Yutzy
5.5mi

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  3.8 from 8 votes

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#2,230

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Photos

View from the Lakeview Trail, looking west from the end of the lake along the trail as it follows the shore.
May 16, 2017 near Cumberland, MD
Views of Lake Habeeb from the Lakeside Loop Trail.
May 16, 2017 near Cumberland, MD

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