Bull Run Loop is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenartney, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Baltimore County side of the Patapsco State Park is indeed the more challenging side due to all the steep up and down trails. Although this is only a 1-mile loop it's is truly one of the hardest only because of the climb up just to get to the top of the loop itself. There are lots of roots and it’s very rocky heading up. Once you are on top of the loop it fairly easy going around. The trail is mark well in (Orange) but one of the intersections is a bit confusing. Just stay to the inside of the loop. There is only one stream crossing at the Trail head spit between Soapstone & Bull Run. If you cross two streams you are going the wrong way. Even after a day of rain this high trail is always fairly dry with only a few muddy spots but no standing water.

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike especially as an add on to soapstone trail. Nice elevation on this one. This is a little short though, and has a marking problem.

Marking problem : the extreme west end of the lollipop is mismarked. The yellow trail loops back left (turning south toward the power lines) but the fork isn’t that noticeable and then there is a stray yellow blaze if you continue right on what is supposed to be blue. You then lose markings but wind up at a creek crossing with no blazes , although clearly still on a trail.

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice hike

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