Alberton Road Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Windsor Mill, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, fishing, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail is remnants of old Alberton Road which led to the former mill town of Daniels, MD. The Textile Mill was established in the 1800s and survived until destroyed by flooding in 1972. There are still traces of the former Mill and foundations of Mill worker houses. A little past the trail end, there is a train bridge over the Patapsco and Daniel's Dam.
Flat, easy, and mostly paved trail along the river. Can take an access road to an abandoned church ruin, old cars, and an old cemetery. Saw a herd of deer crossing the river. Easy out and back trail with the dam at the end. Not much parking space in the small lot - fits maybe 6 to 8 cars.
Easy, flat and mostly paved trail that runs alongside the Patapsco River. It does connect to other trails within the park which would provide more interest in terms of scenery and elevation of terrain, however I didn't have time to explore them. I rate this particular trail four stars because of the ruins located nearby within the park. The St. Stanislaus Kotska Catholic Church ruins are located on top of a hill and is not visible from the trail. There isn't a noticeable trail leading up to it, either. Just use your phone GPS to locate it and just hike your way up. Didn't see the cemetery, but will check it out when I return.
The road is badly deteriorated in places with rocks, mud and sandy areas. It was borderline for my Hybrid so I'd recommend for Mountain Bikes. There is a private home at the trail head, please respect their property and privacy.