Old Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

Old Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

river

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If you are a First Time hiker I would recommend you stay on the north-side of Route 40. The trail on that side are nice and easy with only ups and downs. I would go the direction of the Peaceful Pond Trail first then head DOWN the Old Ranger BLUE trail and around the large BLUE loop of the Ole Ranger trail back to the Park gate parking lot by the playground. The trails on the South-side of Route 40 are very rocky with heavy terrain and lots of roots. I recommend hiking boot and trekking pole when hiking this side. The River Ridge trail off the campground road is a rock hop all the way down to the tracks. When you get to the tracks turn left and go towards the Union Dam train tunnel. The trail to the right of the tunnel takes you to the stream and will lead you to the Union Dam trail at the viewing platform. This trail will lead you back to the parking lot.

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nothing really stood out, nothing to see, traffic noise, absence of nature... What a dud

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It was fun Sunday afternoon hiking with the family. It was our first hiking with our 3 years d daughter and she did awesome! She needed some assistance but most of the trail was wider and she was able to walk by herself! Will go back for sure!!

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