Trail

Liberty Reservoir : (half) Coot Peninsula

Eldersburg, MD
Length: 1.40 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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In under 1.5 miles round trip, this hike is perfect for young children. There is nominal elevation change, and it ends at the waters of Liberty Reservoir.
Park along Deer Park Rd along the shoulder/lot. Heed all signs!
Enter into the woods on the south side of the road.
Follow down hill, you’ll go straight at the first intersection (0.2 miles). It levels off a bit here and there can be some muddy spots. At the next intersection (more of a fork at 0.4 miles), take the trail to the left. Follow this downhill and when you reach a cluster of pines and the path flattens out you’re at Liberty Reservoir (0.7 miles). Retrace your steps to return.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Lake, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, and Viewpoint

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking is on shoulder at bend in road

Trail Contributor

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