- Loch Raven Reservoir: Glen Ellen–Seminary Trails! A Moderate 9 Miles
Loch Raven Reservoir -- Featuring the Glen Ellen Area and Seminary Trails! A Moderate 9 Miles
Mid Atlantic Hiking Group does not require proof of vaccination. Not all hikers may be vaccinated. No organized carpools, but Social Distancing at all times. Mask inside and in crowed places.
If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, then please do not sign up. Also inform the hike leader if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 7 days from the hike.
Follow the natural contours of the southeastern edge of Loch Raven Reservoir before ascending the hills above to come back through the upland forest.
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lutherville
Length: 9 miles
Trail Type: 2 loops with an extended spur
Skill Level: Moderate
Scenery: Loch Raven Reservoir, upland forest
Trail Surface: Packed Dirt
Elevation Gain: 680 ft
Park Entry Fee
There is no park entrance fee.
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We hike rain or shine. Click Here (http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USMD0251) to view the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.
The goal for this hike is to maintain an average moving pace of ~2.5 mph. This speed is frequently used in popular hiking publications to represent the pace of an average hiker. We welcome you to please sign up for another hike if you know that this is not a comfortable pace for you. We strive to offer a variety of hikes and pace options so we can always have something for everyone no matter their interest and ability.
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Directions to the Trailhead
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Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 8:45-8:55 a.m.
The Hike is at 9:00 a.m.
Please remember we are a volunteer-supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/hike-and-trail-etiquette.html)and Leave No Trace (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/leave-no-trace.html) principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer (https://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/9595722/How_To_Join_Our_Leadership_Team!/) as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/). Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer-supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html)and donations ARE tax deductible (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/donate.html). Tax ID:[masked] (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html).
A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there!
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