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Quiet Beautiful Spot for a Walk

Even though there are always people on the trail, it’s never crowded and it’s a really peaceful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Columbia, Maryland
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Great Place for a Jog

The park is great for a jog but beware of the skateboarders, I was almost ran over once. The... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Airica J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though there are always people on the trail, it’s never crowded and it’s a really peaceful walk around the lake and through the woods. It’s an easy 2 miles, all paved, and mostly flat. Definitely give this a visit. The only downside is that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ladymcquaid
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Half of bike path closed for repaving. This is normally a very pretty spot with blue heron, fish, an occasional beaver sighting. Other parts of the area closed for day camp archery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank drrobertott
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The park is great for a jog but beware of the skateboarders, I was almost ran over once. The waterfall area is really nice but be careful, there are alot of deer in the area and the park has been known for break-ins.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Airica J
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Great views, lots of wild life, serene, relaxing, great for walking or running, beautiful waterfall, parking area, gorgeous park to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Just_Me_Bernie
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great for a nice 1.5 mile walk. Very relaxing with lots of wildlife (birds and ducks) with exercising stops if you wish.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ktmeredith1963
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We went here on a whim without knowing anything about it and we were pleasantly surprised! Very nice trail and area surrounding the lake. Includes a small platform/boardwalk, trails, and you can even find a playground. Enjoy beautiful views while walking around the lake. Seems...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nickel128
Reviewed 11 July 2018

There are geese by the waterfall. The trail is both sunny and tree covered. Not too long a walk in a nice day.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank zaphod2000
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This isn't really a tourist attractiion, so don't go for that, but it is a nice little lake with a variety of wildlife. It is a great place for a short run.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a well-loved area of Columbia. There are always walkers, runners, and cyclists on the path around the lake. There are benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the area for adults who need to rest.In addition, there's a fun playground for little ones that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pursemustmatchshoes
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Lake Elkhorn is beautiful. The walk is a good distance around, and there are play and picnic areas as you go around. Many of the residents around the lake do morning runs and dog walks, everyone is friendly. Great spot to watch the sunrise too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jessiesweetie404
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Stanley B
14 April 2017|
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Response from Becky S | Reviewed this property |
I have seen families fishing for fun, but I'm not sure how much they catch
31 March 2016|
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Response from lost175lbs | Reviewed this property |
Only at the Pavilion, which is available for rent May - October. However, I'm not sure if it's open when it's not being rented. The McDonalds is the closest.