Alberton Road Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Alberton Road Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Windsor Mill, 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

muddy

Trail is remnants of old Alberton Road which led to the former mill town of Daniels, MD. The Textile Mill was established in the 1800s and survived until destroyed by flooding in 1972. There are still traces of the former Mill and foundations of Mill worker houses. A little past the trail end, there is a train bridge over the Patapsco and Daniel's Dam.

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In order to really enjoy it, you have to have a trail planned out

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21 days ago

Beautiful and quiet trail with peaceful river. A little bit muddy, but nothing too significant.

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28 days ago

Fairly easy trail, not many views along the way fairly dense woods. When you arrive the house you pass has a sign that says keep left and it got me a tad lost. It is not a hard left just don't walk directly through their driveway. Go slightly left as to walk through the dirt directly next to their driveway then make a right back onto what looks like their property you will see a metal fence.go around that post and you've found the trail! Will do again and will take pictures of how to actually find the trail

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Perfect hike for a hot day since the trail is shaded and runs next to the Patapsco river. We saw three deer, two red foxes, a bunch of ducks and squirrels and some type of crane (a great blue heron maybe?). Anyhow, way more wildlife than we thought we'd see for this one hour hike. Highly recommended it if you are in the area

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This is an easy trail starting at a private home off Alberton road. The trail is an old road that ran through the town of Daniels, which (what was left of it) was destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Ther are two church ruins in the 2.5 mile stretch, with St. Stanislaus being off the main trail and up a hill into the woods. It was a church that had been struck by lightning and burned in 1926 and had not received the funds to be rebuilt. There is a small abandoned cemetery there as well. It is a beautiful place with the earth reclaiming most of the building. Further down the easy trail is a much more noticeable Pentecostal church, in sight of Daniels Dam. Along this route are several old vehicle ruins, abandoned due to the great flood after Agnes. If the weather is warm, wading/swimming and fishing are allowed in the area.

This trail connects to a much longer set of trails through Patapsco that wind through Woodstock and up to McKeldin area, if you are interested in taking a long day hike.

Really neat piece of history along here, Wikipedia has some great info on Elkton/Alberton/Daniels and the Mill that existed before the ghost town.

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