Fall Colors Hike!
Loch Raven Reservoir: Glen Ellen–Seminary Trails! A Moderate 9 Miles
Follow the natural contours of the southeastern edge of Loch Raven Reservoir before ascending the hills above to come back through upland forest.
We break down into groups no larger than 15 hikers per leader/sweep team for a more enjoyable experience for all of us and is better for the environment as well. Large groups really take away from the hiking experience. This also allows us to offer you a variety of hike paces and for this particular hike you have 2 to choose from which allows you to be put together with those of a similar pace so you will not rushed or slowed down and can hike what is comfy for you. Paces should be not only based on your preference but your ability needs to be taken into consideration when deciding on a pace.
Pace Option 1: A moderate pace of about 2.5mph which is the speed of the average hiker!
Pace Option 2: A VERY vigorous paced group of up to 4mph about as fast as you can hike without trail running so no complaints about this pace being too fast because you know what you are getting into-grin
PLEASE put your pace preference in your RSVP so we can plan accordingly
Activity Type: Hiking
Length: 9 miles
Trail Type: 2 loops with an extended spur
Skill Level: Moderate
Scenery: Loch Raven Reservoir, upland forest
Duration: 3.3.5 hours depending on group speed
Trail Surface: Packed Dirt
Trailhead Elev: 280 feet
We hike rain or shine! Click here to see the forecast for where we will be hiking!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore metro area, meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations such as the D.C. area, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click here for directions to trail head and where we meet.
Hike is at 11:00 a.m.
Carpool time from Savage is 10:00 a.m.
Click here for suggestions for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.
Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette . We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.
Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Take a hike leader(s) number just in case