Meadowbrook Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Pretty sweet short ride on my bike.
First hike after 4 months off from foot surgery. Date: 8/14/2016
Paved trail, lots of sports fields, and a playground. Various nature signage throughout, and a decent amount of wildlife. Mostly rabbits, birds, turtles and dragonflies. Not very crowded compared to Centennial Lake. Mostly suitable for walking & jogging. The "Park N Ride" side with the playground is more crowded, but there is a good loop around the soccer field to get some laps in. The more natural side where the Meadowbrook Athletic Center parking is located is less crowded and there is a fairly steep hill to the top. Therefore less people opt for this route. You can combine the various different loops in different combinations to get some good miles in on your walk. Gradual elevation changes on all the paths. The area feels safe, but you still have a sense you are in nature. If you go in the cooler weather months you will have the place almost to yourself.