"Don’t mistake this section of the Seneca Greenway Trail, managed by Montgomery County, for the state-managed portion to the south, which runs along the banks of the creek from past Black Rock Mill and on down to the Potomac. The latter is closed to bikes, while the county’s is multi-use. The Greenway Trail will take you along the Seneca Creek north of Route 355 toward Damascus through the rolling forests of the Great Seneca Creek StreamValley Park." Read more
"The 3.6-mile trail loops around the 90-acre Clopper Lake at Seneca Creek State Park. The trail is well-maintained and offers one of the most scenic hikes in the area, with panoramic views of the lake all along the trail. It’s a perfect outing for families.
More than 50 miles of trails are open for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling in Seneca Creek State Park. The park also offers boat rentals, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, hunting, picnicking, playgrounds, a 27-hole disc golf course, and cross-country skiing. A tire playground is a local favorite for kids of all ages. Hunting is allowed in designated areas." Read more
"This hike travels underneath towering mature hardwoods, first following Great Seneca Creek to Clopper Lake and then circling the lake, and offers excellent shoreline views across open water." Read more
"Seneca Creek State Park is conveniently located in northern Montgomery County. The network of trails in this park are challenging and well maintained and are certain to satisfy the most demanding mountain biker. Beautiful vistas of the lake and historical points of interest along the trails will keep you both interested and educated as you pedal along. Here’s a short but challenging ride around Seneca Creek State Park’s Clopper Lake, taking you along tricky singletrack trails, through undeveloped natural areas, across open fields, along the lake’s shores, and past evidence of times long ago. You’ll begin the ride following the Lake Shore Trail, which crosses old fields and skirts the lake’s shoreline. In the spring and summer, these fields are filled with colorful wildflowers that give way in the fall to thick, golden sage grass." Read more