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Big Red Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (9)

An excellent hilly loop in Greenbrier State Park.


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

Loop

1,184' 361 m

High

691' 211 m

Low

694' 211 m

Up

672' 205 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Wildlife

Day use fee applies. Dogs allowed seasonally.

Description

Park near the beach area and catch the Lakeside Trail. From there, hike clockwise around lake to catch the red-blazed Big Red Trail. Hike the entire red loop (clockwise or counterclockwise) to arrive back at lake and hence back to parking area.

Maps are available at park office, but all major trail junctions are equipped with laminated, topographic trail maps; it is very easy to navigate on the go. Once you are away from the lake, this is a nice, secluded loop that is never crowded.

Flora & Fauna

Typical of Appalachian hardwood forest. Hunting allowed in applicable seasons on the back side of park. Wear bright colors if hunting season is in!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nathan Flaim

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  3.7 from 9 votes

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Pano of Greenbrier Lake on Big Red Trail
Oct 14, 2018 near Boonsboro, MD

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Nov 23, 2020
Will Heinle
Solo mission 4.5mi — 2h 10m
Sep 27, 2020
Alan Williams
Lovely hike. Not much of a view and not many other hikers. No mountain bikers. 5.6mi — 3h 10m
Jun 11, 2020
Katrice Dickson
Ew
Sep 29, 2019
Nelson VanDerpoel
Nice trail, fun hike with my kids. Would be a good training trail for trail races. Not busy but enough to keep spiderwebs from crossing the trail, lol 5mi — 2h 00m
Feb 3, 2019
philip lz
Sep 3, 2017
Becky Crosby