Turkey Hill Loop

Boyds, Maryland

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Black Hill Regional Park is located in upper Montgomery County west of I-270. The park surrounds most of Little Seneca Lake, which was created by damming Little Seneca Creek and its two tributaries, Ten Mile Creek and Cabin Branch. The park offers fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, biking, and a nature center. Turkey Hill Loop is located in a remote western section of the main park where Ten Mile Creek creates one of the four legs of Little Seneca Lake. It is the first of three connected loops along the western edge of the lake. This 1.2-mile spur-and-loop hike crosses Ten Mile Creek and then meanders above the lake, with a few access points to it, and along the forested ridge. The wide trail begins on asphalt, changing to large gravel through a small wetland at the source of the lake, and is finally grass covered. The trail is not blazed, but there are signs at the intersections. This very quiet, serene trail will make you feel like you are in the wilderness.
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

by Jennifer Chambers (The Mountaineers Books)

Black Hill Regional Park is located in upper Montgomery County west of I-270. The park surrounds most of Little Seneca Lake, which was created by damming Little Seneca Creek and its two tributaries, Ten Mile Creek and Cabin Branch. The park offers fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, biking, and a nature center.

Turkey Hill Loop is located in a remote western section of the main park where Ten Mile Creek creates one of the four legs of Little Seneca Lake. It is the first of three connected loops along the western edge of the lake. This 1.2-mile spur-and-loop hike crosses Ten Mile Creek and then meanders above the lake, with a few access points to it, and along the forested ridge. The wide trail begins on asphalt, changing to large gravel through a small wetland at the source of the lake, and is finally grass covered. The trail is not blazed, but there are signs at the intersections. This very quiet, serene trail will make you feel like you are in the wilderness.

© 2014 Jennifer Chambers /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boyds
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 502 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Swimming
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Black Hill Regional Park
Local Maps: Available on the Montgomery Parks website
Driving Directions: Directions to Turkey Hill Loop

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