Northern Central Railroad Trail to York County Heritage Trail is a 40.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cockeysville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful setting but the state of MD is letting this jewel go rusty. For biking the trail has deteriorated over the past few years. Very bumpy, and the latest insult is the fact that they dug it up for gas lines and did not restore the trail to a decent shape. I hope some maintenance can be done on the trail
I've run the beginning 6 miles out and back twice. Beautiful stream bottom with several ports potties and water coolers in the first 6 miles. Really nice in fall with colorful leaves.
A nice trail to bike. Can easily do half out and back in a few hours. Lots of places to stop.
Easy ride that can be done with family or beginners. Has good resting points with pleasant scenery. Trail goes on for miles and had to turn around after 8 miles in. Would definitely go again!
Yes I gave this trail 5 stars. What more could you ask for in a trail. 1% or less grade, wide, clean, beautiful scenery with much of the trail next to the Gunpowder River, bathrooms at many locations along the trail. 40+ miles with 20 miles in Maryland and 20+ in Pennsylvania. A bike shop right on the trail in New Freedom PA section. And a few places to buy lunch or something to drink. A 5 star trail in my book.