Avalon Loop Trail

MODERATE 176 reviews

Avalon Loop Trail is a 20.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Baltimore, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

20.4 miles 2657 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This loop covers the majority of the Avalon area, with multiple ruins, waterfalls and other artifacts to find along the way. You will see some settler homes (two of them) one with a dated gas pump 1930s era as well as two old possible outhouses that are probably state park buildings (old ones). This hike also features the Cascade falls area where you can view some of the best falls in the state! The falls are in a valley area and very secluded. A side hike loop is added for length, and adds some more ruins for some old piping fixtures and a barrel. Going over the swinging bridge we find the ruins of the "superlative" company along the railroad tracks. More artifacts along the side of the road, as well as railroad bridges, tunnels, and aqueducts.

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is this trail still open as of 11/17?

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A reply to Fareed Chishty Question:
Grist Mill Trail & River Rd. to the Swinging Bridge is all Blacktop. You can walk your bike across the bridge. If you are doing any other trails you indeed need a Good Mountain Bike.

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4 months ago

this was a great trail. we only managed to get just under 9 miles completed. took about 4 hours, taking a 30 minute break for lunch. next time we need to start very early. will probably take close to 8-9 hours to hike the whole thing. I like the varying terrain. can't wait to finish the whole thing. bring lots of water.!

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5 months ago

I have a question about this being good for Road Bikes? Is this really good for road bikes?