Plants / Trees

This is a partial list of the plants and trees found at Loch Raven. Please check back often for additional plants and trees that can be found along Loch Raven Reservoir’s hiking trails. Scroll over the link to see an image.


Tulip Poplar – a.k.a Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
White Oak (Quercus alba)
Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)
Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)
American Holly (Ilex opaca)
Red Maple (Acer rebrum)
Box Elder or Ash Leaf Maple (Acer negundo)
Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Plants / Shrubs:

Loch Raven Reservoir is currently closed to recreational activities, including hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, boating, and fishing.

Stay safe, and see you soon!