Avalon Loop Trail

MODERATE 204 reviews

Avalon Loop Trail is a 20.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Baltimore, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2657 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This loop covers the majority of the Avalon area, with multiple ruins, waterfalls and other artifacts to find along the way. You will see some settler homes (two of them) one with a dated gas pump 1930s era as well as two old possible outhouses that are probably state park buildings (old ones). This hike also features the Cascade falls area where you can view some of the best falls in the state! The falls are in a valley area and very secluded. A side hike loop is added for length, and adds some more ruins for some old piping fixtures and a barrel. Going over the swinging bridge you will find the ruins of the "superlative" company along the railroad tracks. More artifacts along the side of the road, as well as railroad bridges, tunnels, and aqueducts.

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Probably the best place to hike anywhere near Baltimore.

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Great size park with trails leading off roads and walk ways, plenty of places to go and explore with great scenery!

2 months ago

Great trail, easy to make shorter if you use tracking and skip side loops. Love this park!!