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Soapstone and Bull Run Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Catonsville, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 370 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

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Forest

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Muddy

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Andrew Hall
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Pleasant enough trail, with accessible parking directly off the highway. This accessibility is probably why it was so ridiculously crowded. Joggers, bikers, and plenty of other hikers jammed up on a narrow trail all trying to overtake or cross by. Social distancing is extremely difficult and we essentially had to move off trail each time another group went by, which was often. For someone trying to escape the hubbub of the city, I would not recommend this hike.

Brian Hallen
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Hiking

Great hike.

Kenneth Grimm
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Hiking

My RECORDED hike was a 3 mile loop. - We started up top at S. Rolling Rd. - We started on the new high Soapstone Trail and worked our way to the Bull Run Loop. - The Bull Run loop adds a mile to the complete route. - When we headed back up we broke to the right and followed the Star Stuck, which is the Soapstone Alt. Trail. - This trail is higher then the old one running thru the middle. - It's getting hotter so start carrying plenty of water.

Nicole Martin
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HikingMuddyOff trail

Trial is amazing but not marked on map

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Alexander Gardullo
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HikingMuddy

Good solid trail for a quick hike with the dogs. The trails are well marked and I even passed a ranger twice. Half of the loop is quite narrow but still allows for people to pass. I only rated it 4/5 as it was a particularly wet and muddy trail as it crosses a stream multiple times. Bring waterproof boots.

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Kathea Smith
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Hiking

The trail was great. Soapstone has some good climbs. Got turned around on bull run. Blazes are not consistent. Went left on the loop but never found the other side so we came back done. This plus soapstone was 3.92.

Francine Blume
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WalkingOff trailOver grown

The first part is really nice but I would do an out and back instead of the loop. Overgrown Trail really is Overgrown and we couldn't find the trail on the route so we went out of our way. But it is beautiful.

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Drew Ryan
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Taylor Headrick
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Kate Szallo
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Matt Czlonka
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Aimee Shockcor
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Kate Szallo
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Matt Karle
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Araceli Moreno
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Kate Szallo
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Charles Shaffer
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Nicole Martin
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Jaron Williams
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Elisha Tablada
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Josh Moss
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Maria Gore
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Tracey Pyser
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John Lanahan
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Antonio Portillo
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Steve Kay
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kacie kruger
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Anthony Esteban
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