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    Hiking/Biking

Hiking and Biking through Alpine

Alpine Lake boasts more than 17 miles of trails.  Our trails are used for active and passive recreation and exploring. We encourage you to practice trail safety at all times as you enjoy the trails.

Alpine Lake’s trails are natural surface trails are typically narrow (2-4 feet wide) dirt trails. Types of uses associated with these trails are hiking and all-terrain biking.

If there has been recent inclement weather please make sure to use caution.  Heavy rains can create hazardous conditions on trails and adversely impact the integrity of the trails. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Castle Rock Trail—skirts the eastern boundary of Alpine Lake Resort beginning at parking area off Columbine Circle and extending through the woods close to the Maryland state line to Castle Rock and then continuing to the eastern end of Burchinal Road. Approx. 2.3 miles/3.7 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Burchinal Trail—begins at parking area on Grosbeak Drive north to Burchinal Road and continues to eastern terminus of Burchinal Road, connecting with Castle Rock Trail. Approx. 1.7 miles/2.7 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Matterhorn Trails—also begin at parking area on Grosbeak Drive. Follows Grosbeak Drive to Boblink Drive and proceeds northeast into the several trails following several generally unused, unplowed roads in the eastern areas of the Matterhorn Section of Alpine Lake. Excellent scenic overlook at the Old Firetower peak, the highest point at Alpine Lake resort. Total distance: 4.5 miles/7.2 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Lake Side Loop—you may begin at the Alpine Lake Clubhouse, or at parking areas at the Boat House, or along Grosbeak Road. Extends east from the Clubhouse to Bluebell Drive, following Bluebell Drive to East Alpine Drive, to West Alpine Drive south to the Boat House and on to cross the Alpine Lake Dam, through the golf course and back to the Club House. Rating: Easiest. Distance: 2.85 miles/4.6 Km.

Azalea Lane Connector—This is an optional route which leaves the Lake Side Loop and connects to both Burchinal Trail and Matterhorn Trails. Distance: .6 miles/1 Km. Difficulty: More difficult.

Seven Bridges Trail—If you want a bit more of a challenge while traveling the Lake Side Loop, on the eastern side of Alpine Lake you may opt to take this trail which goes closer to the lake, rather than following Bluebell Drive. Rating for this option is More Difficult. Distance: 1 mile/1.6 Km.

Lake View Circle—is a short loop which follows Bluebell Drive for a short distance and drops down closer to the lake, passing through the wooded common area, and re-joining Bluebell Drive near Ivy Court. Rating: Easiest. Distance from Lodge and return: .3 miles/.5 Km.

Novice Loop—Park in the parking area near the tennis courts and take a practice run on this loop, adjacent to the tennis courts. Distance: .33 miles/.5 Km. Difficulty: Easiest.

Western Option: For a longer trail, from the No. 3 green you may venture west for a loop along fairways 16, 15, 12 and 17 and then return to the Lodge. This loop adds a distance of 1.7 miles/2.7 Km.

Trail map

Enjoy nature through Alpine’s trails.

 

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