hiking
26 days ago

Is this trail near the Glen Ellen castle ruins?

mountain biking
1 month ago

Im new to biking, and i have hybrid Trek DS3 Bike. Can anyone tell if this one is ok to do in a hybrid that is not a fully mountain bike?

hiking
1 month ago

I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of this. It's a beautiful trail that follows the reservoir and has plenty of spurs to the water for a gorgeous view.

Sam's Grave is the more lightly-trafficked of the two. I'd rate it a moderate, not easy. There are some grassy bits, but for the most part it sticks to the forest, so you have a good chance of seeing wildlife. When it dips toward the water, you get panoramic views of the lake. It's one of the best local trails I've hiked.

Glen Ellen is easier and moderately trafficked. It seems to be popular for runners and bikers in the evenings.One thing to note is that part of it goes right past people's backyards, so it isn't as scenic. I ended up getting back on Sam's Grave instead of completing the loop.

One last thing: The trail-head can be a little hard to find, if you don't know where you're looking. If you park on the side of Seminary Ave with everyone else, you have to cross at the light to get to the path. I definitely wandered around a little!

great trail but a little muddy after rain.

trail running
2 months ago

Park on seminary, NW corner. Cross over Dulaney Valley rd to start the trail. Meander past the utility substations, cross a small creek and you’re on the trail. Just when you get started, I like to hang a left and follow the reservoir. I don’t think it is hilly but some steady grades that will test you.

Good views. Does get muddy and 1 or 2 sections will require a tip toe or get wet scenario. Nice single track.

hiking
4 months ago

SKIP THE LOOP. The straight line into the resovior and back is great. The loop off the trail was completely gone, unmarked, and full of downed trees and burrs... ouch.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail name is wrong. The correct name is Dead Man's Cove trail. There is no cave, though there is a sinkhole as well as some long-buried kiln activity. Before the reservoir was created, the hill coming down what is now 146/Jarrettsville Pike was known as Dead Man's Hill. The cove that this hike goes along eventually took that hill's name after the current bridge was built and the road made more safe. This is one of my local hikes and I really enjoy both the trails and bushwhacking around the shore, where much beaver activity can sometimes be seen.

We took this trail today and it was ok. There are sections that have been clearly worn that go to the lake, the loop on the map goes into paths that are not there, overgrown so many briars. We should have just stayed on the well worn areas because trying to get a five year old and dog through the briars was awful. If we go back it's to the lake and out. We tried the recorder but had to turn it off as we started to run out of battery. There isn't a parking lot just a pull off of the road to park at a little ways down from where the map shows the trail head being.

hiking
9 months ago

The trailhead is a little sneaky; park on E Seminary E of Dulaney Valley, and the trail (as marked) starts on the NW of the intersection. You will have to cross the road.

As marked, trail is not that interesting. But as Alan notes below, huge amount of flexibility, and some very cool lake views as well. Paths are easy to follow, only steep at a few points, and barely at that.

hiking
10 months ago

Wow, did I get lost! I think this the trail I was on. I ended up coming out of the woods about 2 or more miles from my car. But if you’re paying better attention, it is a great hike and good for mushroom forays.

hiking
10 months ago

Great wooded trail with varied terrain that meanders through Loch Raven watershed and provides numerous vistas of the lake. Because the trail has numerous offshoots, it's easy to construct loops of almost any distance, up to about 8 miles round-trip.

I live in Anne Arundel county and I drove all the way up to Northern Baltimore to do this trail. Got up there, followed the directions and couldn’t find a trail head. Pretty bummed about it. It lead me to a small parking area next to a church. Walked and drove around and still didn’t find any signs of a trail.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is a popular trail and gets lots of walkers and runners. They stick more to the branch trails that are identified as closed to mountain bikes. This trails has a lot of hills, some of which are steep, others rocky. Definitely test your uphill endurance and your comfort with downhill speed. A good workout.

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's an easy hike/ but not well used and overgrown. My dogs got a lot of burrs that were hard to remove, however, if more people used the trail, I think it would be a quick hike to a beautiful spot!

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

0/10 No cave

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mountain biking
3 months ago

on Glen Ellen Trail

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