trails ranged from extremely well maintained to forest path.

Great trail to walk with kids. We usually end our trip with a stop at the playground, which has some fun, nature-inspired structures.

1 month ago

I like hiking this trail throughout the year, it has a nice canopy to keep you from getting too much sun.

Went on 11/30. Gorgeous, even on a foggy, mucky day. Trails are well marked, and there are art installations! I'll be going back on a sunny, dry day for sure.

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3 months ago

A nice short trail through the woods wrapping around the eastern shore of Lake Roland. Plenty of parking at the trail head at the end of Lakeside Drive. Fairly well blazed, just stick to the waters edge as much as possible and you should see the path.

The trail ends at a light rail track, unsure of the trespassing rules so I avoid them and turn around to head back to the head.

Short 1-3 mile well maintained hike. Great point along red trail for dog to play along river. Muddy after rains but area attracts a lot of runners and hikers.

Overall this hike was decent.
Pros: it wasn't congested with people even on a Saturday; there was water access for my dog; good options for smaller trails off the beaten path; well marked with maps at the entrance.
Cons: parking was a bit frightening- street parking on a busy, curvy road; I could hear the street noise almost the entire hike, several homes along the way so never felt private, felt like I was walking someone's private property; close to the city/commute was easy!

Nicely marked and maintained trails. The flat Red trail is fine for those looking for and easy run or hike while the various side trails are much more interesting and challenging. Loved the Orange/Yellow/Green side loops with rocky surface and some hills. Encountered a large buck head-on while hiking on the Yellow trail. He allowed me to retrieve my camera phone from my pocket and take a couple of pics before running off. Saw him again later accompanied by a doe. I'll be sure to return for other hikes here.

Good cyclocross beginners experience.