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Hike at Seneca Creek State Park

  • 08 Feb 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Gaithersburg, MD


  • A lovely winter walk in the woods that passes through many habitats including lake, marshes (boardwalk), woodlands, along streams, old fields and pine plantations.

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Join us for a 6-mile easy to moderate winter hike at nearby Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD.

We will hike approximately 2.5 miles of the Lake Shore Trail before leaving the lake to follow Mink Hollow Trail 1.2 miles to the Long Draught/ Great Seneca Trail, which we will follow for approximately 1.5 miles back to the Lake Dam where we will pick up Lake Shore Trail again for approximately ½ mile back to the cars, for a total of approximately 6 miles.

If roads are safe to travel, this hike will happen regardless of weather but could be shortened to the 3.7 miles around just the lake if weather conditions warrant a shorter hike. We’ll pass through many habitats: lake, marsh (boardwalk), woodlands, along streams, old fields, pine plantations.

Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll stop at one of the picnic pavilions along the way. Binoculars and hiking poles are also nice to have on this hike. Sorry, no doggies on this hike.

This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events before joining Women Outdoors. Of course, you can join right now by clicking on Join Us.

Registration closes on Thursday, Feb. 6.

NEW: After you register, you will receive an automatic email with all of the details for the hike. This is the only email you will receive, so be sure and  save it or print it out and bring it with you.

If you need to cancel before Feb.6, please send an email to If you are running late or need to cancel on the morning of the hike, please call or text the trip leader directly. Her contact information will be in the automatic email you will receive after you register. Thank you.

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