Trail

Loch Raven - Warren Point

Cockeysville, MD
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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A year round favorite! Park along Poplar Hill Rd at the small dirt lot. Cross over to the Merrymans Mill/Warren Rd parcel of Loch Raven. Walkthrough the metal roadside barriers, and follow the path straight and watch it bend to the right. You’ll shortly come to an intersection. [If you want to take a longer hike, you can turn off to the right and follow this path. It will connect closer to Warren Point, but this hike is not included in the description and total mileage]. Turn right at the intersection and follow this bumpy rocky trail as it descends down to the Loch Raven Reservoir. You’ll be mostly walking amongst Beech and Tulip Poplars for this walk. Once you reach the reservoir, you’ll mostly remain at a level grade. Follow this trail (usually a fallen log or two to climb over) until you reach Warren Point. This is a great view of the Reservoir. It’s also used as a local party spot so be on the watch for any broken glass. This is an out and back hike so just retrace your steps. Do not attempt to find an alternative path from Warren Point straight up (trust me on this I’ve tried) it’s mostly rocks, drops where leaves cover up how far or deep, and the reservoir itself.

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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, and Viewpoint

Best time to visit is on a really cold winter day, throw a pebble along the surface of the frozen ice…really fun sounds!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Lot is at intersection of Poplar Hill, Merrymans Mill and Warren Rd.

Trail Contributor

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