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Beaver Marsh Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

This two-mile loop circles Beaver Marsh and traverses a narrow beach along the Elk River.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Loop

83' 25 m

High

2' 1 m

Low

196' 60 m

Up

200' 61 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This loop (marked #6 on the MD DNR map) can be accessed from the southern parking by way of a short connector trail. Once at the mouth of the marsh, turn left (although you can hike in either direction).

The trail is marked with plastic posts with the name of the trail printed on a red square background. The trail meanders through the forest, first passing a few viewpoint platforms and then turning left away from the marsh. About a third of the way along, you reach the far end of the marsh. As you reach the northern end of the marsh, the trail traverses a campground.

The trail will appear to end when you reach the Elk River. Step over some logs to reach a narrow beach and turn right. Follow it a short distance until you reach the point you started. Return to the parking lot via the connector trail.

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John Maurizi

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Beach along the Elk River
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD
Beach along the Elk River
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD
Beaver Marsh
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD
Beaver Marsh
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD
White Banks Trailhead
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD
Observation platform overlooking Beaver Marsh
Oct 10, 2017 near Charles…, MD

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May 9, 2020
Brandi Roberts Tavegia
Nice moderate loop with beautiful views of the pond. 3.3mi — 2h 00m
Jul 24, 2019
Kyle Heise
the trail marker on the beach close to where you would end was hidden behind a larger vush and you had to be on top of it to see it. but there was…