Oregon Ridge Park Trail

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Oregon Ridge Park Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cockeysville, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
475 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


1 month ago

As compared to other trails on here, I think that this falls under 'moderate' based on creek crossings and elevation changes! That said.. wonderful hike and great place to bring your dog.

1 month ago

great trails. scenic. some tough hills, but good for training for longer ventures.

4 months ago

Great weather for hike.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Nice trail but very crowded. Lots of rude trail joggers with no trail etiquette. Several times they would just run right behind you without a word. The trail itself is not really blazed well.

7 months ago

Great hike that's easy to customize. There are a few sections of the yellow trail that I would call moderate, but overall it's easy and well-marked. Nice pond at almost the halfway point where you can stop for a break. I love finishing with the orange trail as I head back to the parking lot. Although I was sad to see that the old log bridge finally broke, the new one is probably a lot safer.

trail running
11 months ago

I just started running here with my dogs. I've been probably 5 or 6 times now. Beautiful trails, very well marked, enough variety in length of trails. There are some spots that look like they are being repaired but are still travel-able, and there is some construction being done on the 'ski slope', but my dogs and I could get a 4.5 mile run in without backtracking so that was nice.

Everything was well marked and there are intersections of the red and yellow trails that have a map stand, as well.

Update August 2017: So I still run here weekly, and still enjoy it for 4-5 mile trail runs and hikes. I mostly go during weekday mornings because on the weekends, it is PACKED. Starting early, there are hikers and runners with dogs, kids, and strollers, and it is not awesome. I highly recommend OR for weekday outings, and if you go on the weekend, be prepared for crowds and keep your dogs on a leash.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My favorite trail, though I give it 4 stars because it can be a bit confusing in a couple spots. Be sure to check out the nature center while you're here!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The trail is very hard to distinguish, and I had difficulty staying on one trail due to the difficulty of finding the markings along the trail.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Very good trail for an afternoon hike

Friday, August 26, 2016

The trail is probably usually wonderful. But after walking the "red trail" today I was a bit disappointed to see all the logging. Parts of the trail are not accessible due to it being an active logging site. The trails that were open however were very well maintained. The staff I did not speak to but everyone gave me a very friendly wave. I hope the paths get reopened soon. I would like to go again.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

I enjoy seeing the woodpeckers and the songs of the thrush. The streams are a splash.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Nice park. Depending on your skill (or energy level) this park has a nice variety of trails (varying in length) to choose from.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fantastic! Nature Center is really cool too

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I came here after work and the loggers trail (red) was great. It was short enough that I could finish the hike before sun down. I'm looking forward to doing the longer trail (yellow) on a weekend with more time.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great trails that were for the most part wide enough for groups. Good trails for a lazy pup with hey well-maintained wooded scenery. I will definitely go back!

Monday, June 15, 2015

It was a great. We had a great time walking down the lake, there were people riding horses, fishing and running. Very nice trail to go with some friends or just for a run.

trail running
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I jogged this trail and really enjoyed it. I kicked off near the playground and decided to head clockwise onto Loggers Red Trail (red). The initial run is pretty steep and you'll be a bit out of breath by the top. So much for a warm up!!! From there it flattens out. At one of the next major intersections I decided to branch out onto the James Campbell Trail (yellow). This was both a terrible and glorious decision. From a hiking perspective, it is very beautiful and scenic. From a trail running perspective, it's a bit steep and the floors not very level. Glad to have made the choice though! At the end I hit blue which is just a down hill to the parking lot. This section is more falling than running. Overall I'm was very happy with this run. A bit dangerous, but well worth it if you're fine with the occasional walk. 4/5 - would run again.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

This isn't the place of solitude unless you come very early .

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Loved the trails but poorly marked a d there were no maps to follow. Ended up out on the road somehow.

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