Northern Central Railroad Trail to York County Heritage Trail

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Northern Central Railroad Trail to York County Heritage Trail is a 40.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cockeysville, 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
40.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2175 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

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mountain biking
23 days ago

Very nice gravel trail to bike. Trailhead can be accessed in a neighborhood but the main parking lot is at mile marker .03 which is no big deal. Best to start early in the day as it can be fairly packed late morning or afternoon.

hiking
26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Excellent

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Love love this trail. Great for everything. Biking, walking or running. Family & pet friendly. It's a flat dirt trail. The Gunpowder River runs along side of it. Things to see at different areas along the way!

trail running
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Depending on the day, you can have a really relaxing walk or a nearly stressful jaunt with too many bikers, dogs, and kids.

4 months ago

The trail is extremely crowded which makes it difficult to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

walking
4 months ago

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road biking
9 months ago

9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

Beautiful setting but the state of MD is letting this jewel go rusty. For biking the trail has deteriorated over the past few years. Very bumpy, and the latest insult is the fact that they dug it up for gas lines and did not restore the trail to a decent shape. I hope some maintenance can be done on the trail

walking
11 months ago

11 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

I've run the beginning 6 miles out and back twice. Beautiful stream bottom with several ports potties and water coolers in the first 6 miles. Really nice in fall with colorful leaves.