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Tue. Dayhike! Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West–Morgan Run: A Mod 8 .5 Mi (07-22)

  • Jul 22, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Liberty Reservoir: Liberty West-Morgan Run! A Moderate 6.7 Mile Hike!

A taste of Loch Raven Reservoir, but without the people. You may not think highly of starting a hike with busy MD 32 just above you on your right, but you’ll quickly move away from civilization. Unlike the trails at Loch Raven Reservoir, which often run right alongside the water, the trails here at Liberty Reservoir run up the hill, away from the water a bit. This hike includes a river crossing at Little Morgan Run so expect wet feet and a fun adventure although it tends to sometimes dry up in the fall and winter but who would complain about that ... In warmer weather it is often a most welcome treat.

Transition Hike

It doesn't get better than this for a hike to transition to "true" moderate hikes, if hill work, and not distance have been your limiting factors. This hike is chock full of rolling hills and is fantastic transition the more challenging side of moderate hikes. There are lots of ups and downs for a hike that is under 10 miles, so it is a great leg workout and will help develop those hiking legs!

Hike Pace
This hike will be led at a moderate pace of about 2.5mph and the average hiking pace used as a baseline in most hiking books. (most common pace).

Trail Information

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Finksburg
Length: 8.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: 450 feet

Trail Type: Loop
Difficulty: Easy–Moderate
Trail Surface: Packed Dirt 
Facilities: None

Weather Information
We hike rain or shine. Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.

Park Fee

Carpool Information

Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore metro area, meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station.  Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.

DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, meetup at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for informationand directions to the Centerville location.  Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.

If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location in the comment section below. Click here for suggested carpool locations complete with directions. 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 Where We Meet for This Hike

Meet, Greet, and Sign-In: 7:[masked] a.m.

Hike is at 8:00 a.m.

Carpool time from Savage Station is 7:30 a.m.

Carpool time from Centerville Park and Ride is 7:15 a.m.

Gear Suggestions and Information

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 a guide in the front to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then please 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!

Be sure to take the hike leaders numbers with you just in case.


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  • PJ

    Irina, thanks again for another enjoyable hike & the extra needed mileage. We will miss you in the upcoming weeks & we will be looking fwd to your return.

    July 27, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Loved the hike and the extra mileage. Thanks Irina!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • KathleenW

    Another fantastic hike at West Morgan with Irina at the helm! Great crew and rolled in with extra miles! Boo-yah!

    1 · July 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Special thank you to Kathleen for having my back this morning ! You go girl ! You did fantastic job leading hike ! YAY!

      July 22, 2014

  • Tracey

    Thanks Irina. Always an adventure and lots of laughter. I'm gonna have to quit my day job to do this more often.

    July 22, 2014

  • Elisia R.

    My bf decided he would like to go also, is there any way I can add him as a +1 since it shows there are still 5 spots available on this hike? (happy to pay the fee, etc)

    July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You may change your reservation as +1, and that allow u you to pay for your friend ;)

      July 21, 2014

    • Elisia R.

      It won't let me because they are closed :(

      July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please be in time, we meet and greet 7:45, step off at 8:00 sharp! YAY!

    July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be crossing the stream and yes! There will be tons of berries! Looking forward to it!

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Barbara

    The heading says 8.5 miles, but further down in the text, it says 6.7 miles. Which one is correct?

    July 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      1 · July 10, 2014

    • Barbara

      Yay -- thanks Irina! It would have been hard to get up that early for only 6.7 miles!

      1 · July 10, 2014

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