Level of Difficulty: 2 out of 5

We’ll look for spring ephemeral flowers, birds on and around the lake, signs of beavers, and other wildlife.  Follow signs for the Hiker-Biker Trail and we’ll meet in that parking lot.  It is the southernmost tip of Needwood Lake. Restrooms are available at the picnic areas so stop at one along the way to the trail if you need to use one.

The trail is wide and fairly level for much of the section we will be walking.  Bring poles if you feel more comfortable when traversing the occasional root or rocks.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation.  Needwood Lake Drive to Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood, MD (Once you enter the park, follow signs for the hiker/biker trails)

(See additional walks:  #248, 349, 396, 437)