Centennial Park

Columbia, Maryland

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3 Reviews
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Stroll around man-made Centennial Lake, an oasis in the middle of Columbia, and enjoy the diversity of foliage in Centennial Arboretum. You will pass a volleyball court and playgrounds at 150 feet on the right. A thick stand of trees on the left buffers the trail from MD 108. On the right you’ll see a large patch of wildflowers, a mélange of purple, yellow, and white; a hill rises beyond it. Centennial Lake lies on the other side of the hill.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

Stroll around man-made Centennial Lake, an oasis in the middle of Columbia, and enjoy the diversity of foliage in Centennial Arboretum. You will pass a volleyball court and playgrounds at 150 feet on the right.

A thick stand of trees on the left buffers the trail from MD 108. On the right you’ll see a large patch of wildflowers, a mélange of purple, yellow, and white; a hill rises beyond it. Centennial Lake lies on the other side of the hill.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Columbia
Distance: 3.3
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Centennial Park
Local Maps: USGS Savage
Driving Directions: Directions to Centennial Park

Recent Trail Reviews

9/10/2011
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If you like lots of people and activity this is the place for you. I gave it an average rating because you're either going to love it or hate it. The wildlife management area is unique. The arboretum is a nice touch.


7/28/2010
0

The trail is all paved and offers little solitude among the stroller moms, joggers, cyclists, and other folks out with their kids. If looking for a trail to hike off the beaten down path I would recommend somewhere else


6/28/2008
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For a short hike it doesn't get much better than this. The entire path is paved and there are rolling hills and about half of the almost 2.5 miles is in the shade. Many forms of wildlife may be seen. The park has fantastic facilities and is canine and family friendly.



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Apr 2018