Number Nine Trolley Trail

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Number Nine Trolley Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles
265 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


trail running

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The Historical Ellicott City/Baltimore Trolley Line #9 Trail is a 1.25-mile trail in Western Baltimore County, Maryland. It begins at the West end of Edmonson Avenue and extends from Catonsville through Oella to Main Street, Ellicott City.

28 days ago

I nice walk. We take the grandson and our Golden Retriever as often as possible. The side trails are nice as well if you don't have small children with you.
Question - description above says the trail is 1.25 miles long but the out and back is 3.4 miles. I am an old guy and probably just don't understand new math but this just doesn't add up?? Does anyone know how long the trail is??

1 month ago

A nice walking trail if you want to get out for a stroll

5 months ago

It's a gem off the beaten path. I found it on accident while exploring old town Ellicott City. It was raining and still a pleasant hike thanks to the tree cover. Turns out a friend's parents live right off the trail and they recommended checking it out in the fall.

6 months ago

Nice trail once you find it since the trailhead is not well marked. Need to go up staircase from parking lot off Ouella Ave.

10 months ago

Nice scenic walk through the woods. Will definitely be doing this one more.

10 months ago

The Trolly Trail is a nearly straight, paved path and that's about a mile and a half one way. It's pretty underwhelming. Basically just a stretch of bike path. But, protip if you're hoping for a little adventure: stay off the path. Hike through the riverbed instead. You'll come across all kinds of interesting stuff. It's all traversable, with a little rock hopping and and some climbing. And in the spots where the riverbed diverges from the path--which happens a lot--you'll see some of the most beautiful and interesting formations. Definitely recommended for the riverbed adventure, not so much for the bike path.

10 months ago

It was a great day for a hike with temperatures in the 70's. We started at Ellicott City and hiked up to The Breadery. We even stopped by and said hi to Jay at the corner Country Store. On the way back we took a side trail to the historic Banneker's Park. We saw lots of birds and even a few small woodpeckers. The trails is well marked and we enjoyed the history information about Benjamin Banneker. It was Sunday so the museum was closed but you are allowed to walk the grounds and even have a picnic... On the way back we stopped and had lunch at the Trolley Stop Restaurant. Great Trolley Burger with ham and fries.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

walked path to ellicott city it is a nice, paved path shaded by many trees

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pretty little trail and nice location

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I take my dog out on this trail all the time and she loves it. Super easy and a nice peaceful walk.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

so freaking cute. perfect for walking or biking

Sunday, February 28, 2016

It's a nice trail. I saw quite a few birds. It's a nice walk through the woods but not challenging or especially interesting.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of my favorite little easy-peasy trails. Start at Edmondson Ave., meander down to the coffee shop at the other end, stop for refreshments, and walk back.

Friday, November 09, 2012

My Mom and I enjoy walking the trail. Great way to spend an hour catching up. It's very easy to walk. In the fall and winter months we'll leave a car at the bottom and start from the Edmondson Ave entrance. It takes about 25 minutes. We'll walk down, have dinner at the trolley and hop in the car that we left at the bottom. During the spring and summer we'll walk back to Edmondson. It's paved with the exception of the wooden walkway at the bottom (100yds), slippery when wet! Enjoy!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Michael Hagan describes the trail perfectly. We walk an addition 0.5 mile in the neighborhood for 2 miles out and back. We did it in an hour; that's fast.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It starts in/near old Ellicott City which is a plus for a carefree walking around day. The trail is paved maybe 1.5mile out and back through very pretty wooded area and rock formations. small section is deck surface. It rises a good bit out and nice descent back.
There are single track branches a few places but I have not checked them out yet.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Short trail, but nice scenery. There are water features throughout and plenty of wild life to observe. Lots of trails that run off the main path to explore. no real inclines unless off the main trail. Very tranquil (except the bridge, it's loud when cars go over it).

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